8/3/2015 White Paper: Color Measurement of Desiccated Coconut
Coconut is common in many Asian dishes, and in certain places like Indonesia and India, it is an indispensable ingredient as it is widely used in local cuisines, soups and desserts.
One common form of coconut usage in food is the desiccated form. Desiccated coconut is coconut meat which has been shredded or flaked and then dried (3% moisture content maximum) to remove as much moisture as possible.
There are a number of different types of desiccated coconut used around the world, and availability of the types varies, depending on the region. A common type of desiccated coconut is unsweetened and powdery; it is produced by drying shredded coconuts and then grinding the shreds. Coarser and sweetened desiccated coconuts are available as well.
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