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    Coconutmeal vs desiccated coconut

    Hi everyone, because desiccated coconut is quite common in Germany, compared to coconutmeal, I was wondering, what is the exact difference for cooking?

    Can you use desiccated coconut like coconutmeal?

    Because desiccated coconut you can get here for 1/4th (in regular super markets) and 1/8th (in asian stores) the price of coconutmeal.

    If it doesn't make a difference if you use coconutmeal or desiccated coconut, that would be amazing.

    But before I'll try it out myself and possibly waste money, I thought it might be smarter to ask the experienced paleo community of MDA.

    Thanks!

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    If you grind up the coconut you will have coconut meal/flour. Just make sure it's unsweetened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
    If you grind up the coconut you will have coconut meal/flour. Just make sure it's unsweetened.
    Thanks

    So I guess I can't avoid, having to grind it up?
    Using desiccated coconut just instead of coconut flour isn't possible?

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    Coconut flour is for baking, and is the leftover product in the making of coconut oil. Shredded coconut and cocnut flour is not the same (at all). Nutrition profiles are very different.

    The shredded coconut is just that - shredded coconut. Same profile as coconut. Used for whatever you can think of.
    Coconut flour is low fat, low carb, moderate protein (as far as I recall). Used for baking instead of regular flours

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