Desiccated coconut is prepared from sound, fresh raw coconut in-shell. The husk is removed, the shell is cracked and the meat of the coconut is pared to remove the meats skin. The coconut meat is washed, grinded, blanched, dried, sieved to Macaroon (fine) specification and packed.
Desiccated coconut is used mainly in confectionery products such as cookies, biscuits, macaroons, cakes, custard pies, as chocolate centers and as toppings and decorations. It is also used in specialty confectionery items such as snack food.