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Brown Coconut (one)

Life might be considered too short to crack a coconut. However, the benefits of doing so outweigh the drawbacks. Coconuts are high in a mineral called manganese responsible for bone health. The fat content of coconut is high most of it is saturated fat. This high fat content makes coconuts unique and also a tad confusing. Coconuts are usually classed as a fruit. Fruits are not usually high in fat content. However, coconuts are also nuts and this explains their high fat content.

The nutritional benefits of including coconut in your food intake, relies on eating the white coconut meat/flesh raw. If the flesh of the coconut undergoes any form of processing, some of the nutritional content is drastically altered. An example of this is the calorie content. If the coconut is dried, and then presented in new say such as flakes, then the calorie content virtually doubles. That might not suit everyones needs.

But, If you are looking to increase your intake of fibre or protein this doubling effect is likely to be embraced. Natural coconuts contain a modest amount of natural sugar. The most common way of altering coconut is by adding extra sugars is added as part of the processing cycle. This is likely to be the case of each and every product that features coconut in its list of ingredients. It is wise to check the labels before you commit.

Sales of coconut related products are booming and this is due to their perceived health benefits.

A homemade version of a popular coconut snack can be made using the natural coconut flesh alongside a small piece of chocolate with 70% cocoa content. This combination is very hard to beat.

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We check all our prices against the high street.

We only offer for sale the best market fresh produce that is availabe.  We go to extrordinary lengths to ensure this.

Please remember that most fresh products are seasonal.

Please bear in mind that food prices fluctuate throughout the year. 

Storage

Store at room temperature.  Once cracked open - refridgerate

Grown in a tropical climate

This product is a nut

Nutrition

Typical Values

per 100g (RAW)

Energy

354 kcal

Fat

33g

of which saturates

29g

Carbohydrate

15g

of which sugars

5.6g

Protein

3g

Salt

0g

We check all our prices against the high street.

We only offer for sale the best market fresh produce that is availabe.  We go to extrordinary lengths to ensure this.

Please remember that most fresh products are seasonal.

Please bear in mind that food prices fluctuate throughout the year. 

Storage

Store at room temperature.  Once cracked open - refridgerate

Grown in a tropical climate

This product is a nut

Nutrition

Typical Values

per 100g (RAW)

Energy

354 kcal

Fat

33g

of which saturates

29g

Carbohydrate

15g

of which sugars

5.6g

Protein

3g

Salt

0g

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