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DESICCATED COCONUT PRODUCTION

DESICCATED COCONUT Desiccated coconut is also called coconut flakes, coconut shreds, or coconut chips depending on the shape and size.USES Desiccated coconut can be eaten as a snack. Desiccated coconut can be used in the manufacture of sweet, chocolate, pastries and biscuits. Desiccated coconut can be used to dress/decorate cake and it can also be used as toppings in ice-cream.

EQUIPMENT

  • Hot air drier
  • weighing scale
  • Grater
  • knives
  • Bowls
  • De-shelling machines
  • Paring tools.

PROCESS FLOW OF DESICCATED COCONUT PRODUCTIONc

Crack coconut and carefully pour the coconut water into a clean container.

De-shelling: Remove the attached shell with a knife or with a de-shelling machine.

Remove testa: Remove/ scrape the attached brown skin with a knife or pairing tools. Rinse: Rinse the white coconut meat with water.

Grate: Grate the white coconut flesh into desired size and shape with a grater.

Dry: Dry the grated coconut flesh in a drier (Desiccated coconut after drying should easily snap)

Cool: Cool the dried desiccated coconut

Weigh: Weigh the desired amount of desiccated coconut into bags/pouches.

Package and label: Seal bags/pouches and label

NOTE: Dried desiccated coconut can be furthered roasted or baked to give a golden brown color.

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Shola Oladejo

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