Where to buy it, how to use it, and more!
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Coconut is the edible fruit of the coconut palm.
Where to buy good coconut
I also like Anthony’s Organic Shredded Coconut.
Different ways to buy coconut
Coconut can be purchased fresh or dried.
The dried form of coconut comes in sweetened or unsweetened and in several different grinds. Depending on the manufacturer, the different grinds go by more than one name which can make finding the correct size a bit confusing.
Chipped coconut is coconut that has been shaved into long, wide strips. It is sometimes also called flaked coconut.
- Shredded (sometimes called flaked)
Shredded coconut is coconut that has been shredded into small, thin strips. This is also sometimes called flaked.
Finely shredded coconut is coconut that has been shredded into very small pieces, about the size of corn grits or .
- Coconut flour
Coconut flour is coconut that has been finely ground into a meal.
Recipes that use coconut
How to store coconut
Dried coconut should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.