Coconut - Shredded, Raw Organic

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  • Nearly one third of the world's population depends on coconut to some degree for their food and economy.
  • Among these cultures, the coconut has a long and respected history. Known as the "tree of life," the wonderful fruit of the coconut palm is rich in specific fats that have incredible health benefits.
  • Traditional tropical populations that consume a lot of coconut oil are seldom overweight and traditionally have been free of modern diseases that afflict most western cultures... More info
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Our Organic Raw Shredded Coconut is a

Wonderful Treat and Chock Full of Goodness

In the past, coconut was believed to be unhealthy due to its high saturated fat content. However, it has now been proven that the fat contained in coconut is unlike any other fat on Earth and has high nutritional value. So, why is coconut fat different? Coconut has a unique fat molecule; this is what makes its fat different from most fats we consume.

The Coconut Research Center explains, "The vast majority of fats and oils in our diets, whether they are saturated or unsaturated or come from animals or plants, are composed of long-chain fatty acids (LCFA). Some 98 to 100% of all the fatty acids you consume are LCFA." Coconut is known to have MCFA or medium-chain fatty acids, also referred to as MCT or medium-chain triglycerides. MCFA are metabolized by the human body differently because of their size; unlike the saturated and unsaturated fats in vegetable oils, eggs, milk and meats, which contain LCFA, coconut is a rare dietary source of MCFA and therefore highly beneficial to the body and overall health. Only recently has modern medical science unlocked the secrets to coconut's amazing healing powers.

The presence of lauric acid in coconut is another reason it is known for having super nutritional value. Lauric acid is a fatty acid found in human breast milk. The article, “How a PR Campaign Led to Unhealthy Diets” by Beatrice Trum Hunter, published in the August 2003 issue of Consumer's Research, volume 86 no. 8, states "Researchers demonstrated that coconut fat may reduce the risk of degenerative conditions. It may help prevent bacterial, viral, and fungal infections, as a result of its antimicrobial component, lauric acid, which is found solely in coconut fat and in breast milk."

The tiny flakes are what professional bakers call "macaroon" cut because they are perfect for coconut macaroons. We dry our coconut at a low temperature to preserve all the naturally occurring enzymes, nutrients and flavor. It is unsweetened, unadulterated, preservative free and absolutely delicious.

Some possible benefits of our Raw Organic Shredded Coconut may include:

  • May support healthy digestion

  • May support a healthy immune system response

  • Supporting healthy energy & endurance levels

  • Providing you with an immediate energy source

  • Supporting the body's ability to healing & repair tissue

  • May support healthy thyroid gland function

  • May aid healthy secretion & utilization of blood glucose

  • May help relieve stress on pancreas & enzyme systems of the body

  • May help to reduce problems associated with malabsorption syndrome & cystic fibrosis

  • May support the development of strong bones & teeth

  • May help the body protect against osteoporosis

  • May support a healthy gallbladder

  • Supporting bowel health

  • May support a healthy inflammation response

  • May support a healthy immune system response

  • May support healthy lipid levels

  • May help to prevent periodontal disease & tooth decay

  • Possibly functions as a protective antioxidant

  • May support healthy aging

  • May improve the utilization of essential fatty acids & protects them from oxidation

  • May support a healthy liver

  • Supporting skin health & the natural chemical balance of the skin

  • Aids protection against the damaging effects of uv radiation from the sun

  • May help to control dandruff

  • Contains no harmful or discomforting side effects

  • Completely non-toxic to humans

  • Lower in calories than all other fats

Constituents of Shredded Coconut  include:

  • Fatty Acid Content: Lauric Acid, Myristic Acid, Caprylic Acid, Capric Acid, Palmitic Acid, Oleic Acid, Palmitoleic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Stearic Acid

  • Phospholipids: Phosphatidylcholine, Phosphatidylethanolamine, Phosphatidylinositol, Phosphatidylserine, Lysophosphatidylcholine, Lysophosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidic acid

  • Tocopherols

  • Sterols: B-Sitosterol, Stigmasterol, Avensterol Campesterol, Stigmasterol Brassicasterol

  • Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc

  • Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B-6, Folate, Vitamin E (Alpha), Vitamin K

  • Amino Acids: Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine,. Lysine, Methionine, Cystine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Proline, Serine

Suggested Uses: Add to smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt, ice cream, salads, trail mix or your favorite desserts.

Miscellaneous Facts about our Raw Organic Shredded Coconut

Origin: Philippines - USDA Certified Organic

Ingredients: Raw Organic Shredded Coconut.

Botanical Name: Cocos nucifera

Other Names: coconut palm, iru, Niu, niyog, Nizok, Coco

How to Maintain Optimum Freshness

  • ZNaturalFoods.com offers our raw organic Shredded Coconut packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness.

  • Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your raw organic Shredded Coconut in a cool, dark, dry place.

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    Rich, Full Coconut Flavor
    I like shredded coconut so much. I get the healthy fiber and fats and a fullbodied, fresh coconut aroma. I mix it into my sweets for more delicious substance. It's very fresh and I like that it contains all the fat, not dried up like other shredded coconut.

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