The Process of Making Desiccated Coconut and How to Make It

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The Process of Making Desiccated Coconut and How to Make It

Desiccated coconut is used commonly in a variety of industries such as confectionery and bakery products, frozen foods, food service, and consumer products.

What is the Process for Making Desiccated Coconut?

The following is the process for making desiccated coconut:

  1. In making Desiccated Coconut (DC), the first thing to do is to peel the round coconuts and clean the brown skin to get the meat.
    The white coconut meat is then cleaned and washed with clean water.
  2. After washing, the coconut meat is inspected to maintain its quality.
  3. Coconut meat that has been cleaned, grated in the first stage with a grinder, and pressed to get coconut milk and dregs. These pressed dregs are used as raw material for dried coconut. The dregs are then passed through a screw which is equipped with hot steam which functions to kill pathogenic microbes.
  4. After that, the dregs are dried in a drying machine and followed by final grinding to produce desiccated grated coconut. Dried grated coconut called Desiccated Coconut (DC) is sifted with a machine consisting of several layers of sieves of different sizes to obtain DC particle sizes according to customer demand.
  5. After the sieving process, the dried grated coconut is packaged and passed through a metal detector before being released to the storage warehouse.

Tips on Knowing the Quality of Desiccated Coconut

The quality of Desiccated Coconut (DC) must be white in color, free from yellow spots, black spots, and other discoloration. In addition, it has an even size and a sweet coconut scent.

How to store Desiccated Coconut safely?

Store Desiccated Coconut (DC) in a cool and dry place away from light. Dehydrated coconut often needs to be stored in the freezer or refrigerator to keep it fresh, and to prevent clumping, as moisture causes the coconut to stick together in the package.

Desiccated Coconut can be stored at room temperature for up to one year very safely. Some manufacturers also add a little cornstarch to the package to prevent it from sticking if the coconut becomes damp during storage.

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RMJ-ID is one of the suppliers of coconut products in Indonesia. We produce desiccated coconut powder, charcoal briquette, RBD Coconut Oil, Virgin Coconut Oil, Coconut Fiber, and Cocopeat Block which are ready to be exported and shipped throughout Indonesia.

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