Organic Small Coconut Flakes
Who doesn’t love the taste of coconut? One of life’s simple pleasures, flaked coconut is so delicious that it’s tempting to eat it all by itself.
If you’re looking to buy coconut flakes, you may think that there’s no difference between the coconut you buy from your local grocery store and Wildly Organic’s offering. However, our family-owned company takes pride in sourcing and processing our coconut in the most responsible way possible. The result is flaked coconut that has a light, crisp texture that’s melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
How Are Our Unsweetened Coconut Flakes Created?
We worked for a great length of time to develop a natural, dried coconut that we could still call "raw." We are excited to offer low-temperature, unsweetened coconut flakes with an absolutely delectable taste.
We start with wild coconuts. The coconut is removed from the shells and washed in pure, filtered water (no chlorine is present). The coconut is then shredded and slowly dehydrated at 98.6°F (37°C). The resulting shredded, raw coconut flakes taste great, have a wonderful texture, and contain the nutrients found in coconut. Desiccating coconut at a lower temperature preserves the coconut’s pure flavor.
Most shredded, dried coconut available online and in grocery stores is desiccated at higher temperatures which makes it taste like toasted coconut instead of pure coconut. Chlorinated water is used to clean and sterilize the coconuts once they are opened and peeled. The coconut meat is grated, often lightly pressed to remove some of the milk (moisture) and then it is dried in huge ovens at temperatures between 170°-180°F (76°-82°C). Much of the shredded coconut sold in grocery stores comes from this desiccated coconut soaked in corn syrup, propylene glycol, and sodium metabisulfite to preserve it.
There is a huge difference between raw organic coconut flakes and most store-bought sweetened coconut flakes. Take a look at the ingredient list of our organic coconut and you’ll find only one ingredient: organic coconut. That’s the Wildly Organic difference!
How Can You Use Our Organic Coconut Flakes?
Wildly Organic’s coconut flakes are about the size of white rice. Many people find these work well for desserts, such as macaroons, coatings, and cookies. They can also be used in place of large coconut shreds. True coconut lovers know it goes well with chocolate, too. This substitute works in most recipes, especially if you want a more substantial coconut texture and flavor, but do not want too much chewiness.
Our coconut flakes are great in trail mixes, numerous raw desserts, cookies, or great to snack on all by themselves. Yogurt, smoothies, cereal, and oatmeal are also tasty foods to add your coconut flakes to. However you end up using your flakes, you’ll fall in love with their deliciously pure flavor.
We also offer raw, unsweetened dehydrated coconut in fine and small sizes, as well as coconut chips. We even have unsweetened coconut flakes available in larger quantities if you need. If you have any questions about our coconut products, please contact us today so we can help.
Frequently Asked Questions
We’ll answer all your Frequently Asked Questions about our coconut flakes right here!
Are coconut flakes the same as shredded coconut?
Flaked coconut pieces are larger than shredded coconut pieces, which means they can be used interchangeably in many recipes. But, coconut flakes from Wildly Organic are completely different from shredded coconut that’s sold in grocery stores. Most flaked and shredded coconut is processed at high temperatures and tastes like toasted coconut. At Wildly Organic, their coconut is chemical and sweetener free, and dehydrated at a low temperature so you get that authentic pure coconut flavor and more nutrients.
Our coconut flakes are raw, unsweetened, and minimally processed.
Are coconut flakes healthy?
Our unsweetened coconut flakes are healthy and delicious! Organic coconut flakes from Wildly Organic have a great source of fiber, iron, healthy fats, and protein. They also taste great in a number of different desserts and dishes.
What do you use coconut flakes for?
You can use flaked coconut for different side dishes, desserts, snacks, and breakfast recipes. We like using organic coconut flakes in oatmeal, smoothie bowls, and yogurt bowls. They also taste wonderful alone, as a healthy snack.
Do unsweetened coconut flakes taste like coconut?
They do, but with a bit of a milder taste compared to the fresh fruit. Our coconut flakes are made straight from dehydrated coconuts and the taste changes minimally.