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Dehydrated coconut - good hack, or throw it back?

by (7970)
Updated September 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM
Created May 23, 2011 at 2:49 AM

I recently started eating some of the dehydrated organic coconut I had lying around, as a snack. So has my wife. It's delicious!

Then she asks a question about processing, and I honestly don't know the answer.

There aren't any sneaky chemicals likely to be in use to process organic dehydrated coconut without being listed on the ingredients label. Right?

Right?

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1344 · May 25, 2011 at 11:19 AM

Look on Tropical Traditions website. You don't have to be exact. Put some dehydrated coconut in the blender add HOT water. Let sit for a few minutes, blend, strain and repeat with the same batch for a 2nd go around. I am drinking some in my coffee as i type!

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24271 · May 23, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Yeah dopey name but a good product. You're in good shape.

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7970 · May 23, 2011 at 3:27 PM

You could make the same argument about e.g. a 3lb package of grass fed ground beef. Maintain the land, rear and rotate the cattle, slaughter & butcher it, etc. But I totally get your point and upvoted you :)

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7970 · May 23, 2011 at 3:26 PM

For an example, hexane is used to extract oil from seeds, but you'll never find that on the ingredients list.

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7970 · May 23, 2011 at 1:25 PM

It's coconut chips, in a bag.

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629 · May 23, 2011 at 1:19 PM

Deidre, I'd love to know how you make coconut milk. The guar gum in the canned stuff upsets my stomach.

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2409 · May 23, 2011 at 6:11 AM

How does the thing look like ?

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2409 · May 23, 2011 at 6:09 AM

Usually powder is processed with dessicated coconut (in blocks) isn't.

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7970 · May 23, 2011 at 3:43 AM

The brand is a rather odd name... "Let's do ... Organic"

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24271 · May 23, 2011 at 3:37 AM

I think you're safe. I don't think I've ever run across a brand that uses any kind of chemical extraction. Do you know the brand?

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24271 · May 23, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Yeah dopey name but a good product. You're in good shape.

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7970 · May 23, 2011 at 3:43 AM

The brand is a rather odd name... "Let's do ... Organic"

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15966 · May 23, 2011 at 1:22 PM

I'm assuming it comes in a bag. If so, read the ingredients. If its only coconut thats one thing. Though, after years of experience, I know that for me its not wise to eat it and/or have it around. It only serves as a snack which usually leads to overeating.

And I mean, not to get holier than thou, but its pretty processed yknow? That whole in-nature-youd-have-to-work-pretty-hard-to-get-that-much idea. kinda like how i feel about packaged, ready to eat nuts.

But hey if it works for you and keeps you happy and feeling good run with it.

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7970 · May 23, 2011 at 3:27 PM

You could make the same argument about e.g. a 3lb package of grass fed ground beef. Maintain the land, rear and rotate the cattle, slaughter & butcher it, etc. But I totally get your point and upvoted you :)

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1344 · May 23, 2011 at 10:35 AM

I say eat it as long as nothing is added. Let's do organic is a good brand. I have seen plenty of big company brands with crap added, but as long as the ingredient is only coconut, I would not worry. ! I also buy the Tropical Traditions. I make coconut milk with it for my coffee. YUMMY~

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1344 · May 25, 2011 at 11:19 AM

Look on Tropical Traditions website. You don't have to be exact. Put some dehydrated coconut in the blender add HOT water. Let sit for a few minutes, blend, strain and repeat with the same batch for a 2nd go around. I am drinking some in my coffee as i type!

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629 · May 23, 2011 at 1:19 PM

Deidre, I'd love to know how you make coconut milk. The guar gum in the canned stuff upsets my stomach.

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720 · May 23, 2011 at 3:57 AM

I thought I had found something great when I found dessicated coconut at my supermarket (dried coconut). It did contain some sort of preservative so I regretted buying it immediately. Still I ate some of it. My experience was that it was highly addictive, I could spoon mouthfuls of it and I couldn't stop - leading to a massive glucose/insulin spike I believe. I won't touch it again by itself!

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2409 · May 23, 2011 at 6:09 AM

Usually powder is processed with dessicated coconut (in blocks) isn't.

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0 · November 01, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Eating coconut chips / dehydrated crisps gives a sugar rush - that's why you feel so good and want to eat more and more of it, but there's lot of problems with eating this: http://www.livestrong.com/article/474389-digestive-problems-from-coconut/

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