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Desiccated Coconuts

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Desiccated coconut is de-shelled, pared, washed, blanched, grated, dried, sieved and hygienically packed meat of the fresh ams mature fruit of coconut (scientific name Cocos Nucifera L).


Standard packing 50 kg polyethylene-lined multi layer kraft paper bags, optional packing 10 kg and 25 kg depending on customer requirements. 18.5MT=1x20”FCL.


Fine (also available in medium grade)


Recommended storage temperature is between 10-15°C and relative humudity is between 50%-60%. Store in clean, odour free area and keep away from wall. Best to use within guideline period from production date as follows:

  • With SO2 – within a year.
  • SO2 free – within 9 months.


Parameter Specifications
ColourWhite, reasonably free from yellow and other discoloration
FlavourMild characteristic of coconut with no off flavour
SizeFine granules of coconut
ImpuritiesNot more than 8pcs/100 gr sample
Moisture content (%)3% maximum
Total fat (%)65±5
FFA (as lauric acid)(%)0.10 maximum
Residual SO2 (ppm)No detection (<5) or 50ppm max. upon request
Ph6.1 to 6.7
Invert Sugar0.60 maximum
Total AflatoxinNegative
Orgaoplosphorus pesticide residuesNegative
Heavy metal (ppm)
Mercury (Hg)<0.03
Lead (Pb)0.5 maximum
Copper (Cu)20 maximum
Zinc (Ze)40 maximum
Cadmium (Cd)0.05 maximum
Arsenic (As)1.0 maximum
Total Plate Count5000 cfu/gram maximum
Yeast50 cfu/gram maximum
Moulds50 cfu/gram maximum
Enterobactericeae190 cfu/gram maximum
Staphilococcus aureusNegative
Particle size (Mesh)
1401-10 (%)
1613-26 (%)
2033-50 (%)
3021-30 (%)
Pan0-12 (%)


It finds extensive use in confectioneries, puddings and many other food preparations as a substitute to raw grated coconut.