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We’ve found that the best coconuts in the Philippines don’t grow in one specific place, they grow everywhere and we find them. Our shredded coconut is a blend of Philippines’ best and is never subjected to heat so the natural flavor and aroma do all the talking.
Nutty | Tropical | Smooth
Coconuts grow best in tropical environments with sandy, nutrient rich soils, plenty of rain and lots of sun. Coconut trees start producing fruit after growing anywhere from six to ten years, hitting peak production between 15-20 years old and reach up to 30 meters (98 feet!) tall.
As a coconut matures, its outside turns from bright green to yellow while the milk inside starts forming thick, flavorful and nutrient rich meat. Our producers know precisely when to start harvesting, cutting down each coconut with a long hooked blade attached to an extremely long piece of bamboo. After each tree has been picked all the fruit is gathered and sent to be husked and shaved.
We found a place in the Philippines that husks coconuts in machines that save all the fiber for various uses, utilizing every part of the coconut. Our coconuts are sent to this facility where they are husked and immediately sent to be peeled and cut in half, preparing the meat for a quick wash.
After the coconut meat has been removed from its shell it is cleaned and grated into fine ribbons. The ribbons are then gently dried in a temperature controlled flat-top drier which removes moisture. When the coconut ribbons are slightly crunchy they are removed from the heat and remain unsulfured and unsweetened to maximize their natural flavor.
The Philippines are made up of approximately 7,641 islands in the Pacific Ocean, located southeast of China. The islands sit on the edge of the Pacific Ring of Fire, where frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions enrich the land with volcanic soil and are complete with lush rainforests, rivers and mountains.
|Amount per serving Calories||180|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 16g||21%|
|Saturated Fat 10g||50%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 6g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||18%|
|Total Sugars 1g|
|Includes 0g Added Sugars||0%|
|Vitamin D 0IU||0%|
* Percent DV are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.