Desiccated Coconut is obtained by drying the granulated or shredded white meat of the fresh mature coconut kernel. It should be suitably processed for human consumption.
Desiccated Coconut using the aqueous process by pressing the meat to obtain coconut cream before drying shall be classified as low fat desiccated coconut.
Desiccated coconut is classified for the purposes of commercialization into three types according to the granulometry of the product as follows:
- Extra-fine desiccated coconut
- Fine desiccated coconut
- Medium desiccated coconut