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Dehydrated coconut - good hack, or throw it back?

Answered on August 19, 2014
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?

0c0c5c65612425e497b7231c21516943

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on 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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on May 23, 2011
at 03:34 PM

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

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on May 23, 2011
at 03:27 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 :)

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on May 23, 2011
at 03:26 PM

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

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on May 23, 2011
at 01:25 PM

It's coconut chips, in a bag.

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on May 23, 2011
at 01:19 PM

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

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

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on May 23, 2011
at 06:11 AM

How does the thing look like ?

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

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on May 23, 2011
at 06:09 AM

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

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on May 23, 2011
at 03:43 AM

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

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98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

on May 23, 2011
at 03:37 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?

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

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on May 23, 2011
at 03:34 PM

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

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on May 23, 2011
at 03:43 AM

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

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on May 23, 2011
at 01:22 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.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on May 23, 2011
at 03:27 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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0c0c5c65612425e497b7231c21516943

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on 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~

0d50f54d2c57d74806be35d916f8dc74

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on May 23, 2011
at 01:19 PM

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

0c0c5c65612425e497b7231c21516943

(1354)

on 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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535fafe8afe6923870905c707c4f4454

on May 23, 2011
at 03:57 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!

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

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on May 23, 2011
at 06:09 AM

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

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on November 01, 2013
at 05:43 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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