Organic Coconut Flakes Profile
Botanical Name- Cocos nucifera
Shelf life- 1 year recommended
Notes- The Coconut flakes offered by Mountain Rose Herbs are suitable for food and cosmetic use, are Kosher certified through Earth Kosher and they are certified organic through OTCO.
Size- Medium flake
Storage Temperature- Not to exceed 90°F
Mesh Size- US #16 Mesh
Free Fatty Acids- 0.11
The scientific name for coconut is Cocos nucifera. Early Spanish explorers called it coco, which means "monkey face" because the three indentations on the hairy nut resemble the head and face of a monkey. Nucifera means "nut-bearing."
The coconut provides a highly nutritious source of meat, juice, milk, and oil that has fed and nourished people around the world for countless generations. On many tropical islands coconut is regarded as a staple in the diet and provides the majority of the caloric intake. Close to one third of the world's population depends on coconut for its dietary and economic value.
Coconut has had a long and respected history among these island cultures. Like most nut meats, coconut meat contains less sugar and more protein than popular fruits such as bananas, apples and oranges. It is also relatively high in fiber as well as vitamins and minerals such as iron, phosphorus and zinc.
Coconut is classified as a "functional food" because it provides many health benefits over and beyond its already impressive nutritional content. Coconut contains high levels of lauric acid which is converted by the body into monolaurin. Monolaurin is responsible for solubilizing the lipid envelope of virus's, causing the disintegration of the virus envelope and subsequent death of the virus.
Typical Constituents (per 100 g)
Energy- 2761 Kj / 660 kcal
Protein- 6.88 g
Total lipid (fat)- 64.53g
Saturated Fat- 57.218 g
Trans Fat- 0g
Total Monounsaturated fatty acids- 2.745
Total Polyunsaturated fatty acids- 0.706
Total Sugar- 7.35
Calcium- 26 mg
Iron- 3.32 mg
Magnesium- 90 mg
Phosphorus- 206 mg
Potassium- 543 mg
Vitamin C- 1.5 mg
The entire coconut palm can be utilized by humans in some manner or another. The white fleshy inner layer (meat) of mature coconuts is the most commonly used portion for both food and medicine.
Organic Shredded Coconut can be added to drinks, teas, and super-food smoothies, and it is also used in baking and desserts. It can also be used in body care creations such as hard soaps and bath bombs for its mildly exfoliating and soothing properties and for its wonderful rich scent.
The coconut provides an incredibly nutritious source of meat, juice, milk, and oil that has fed and nourished people around the world for countless generations. Modern medical science is now supporting the use of coconut products to treat many of the undesirable health conditions prevalent in our modern world. Published studies in medical journals abound demonstrating that coconut, in one form or another, provides a wide range of health benefits when incorporated into ones regular diet.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.