Shredded vs Fresh Coconut
|propylene glycol||preservatives||protected by its shell|
|sodium metabisulfite||whitener||none needed|
|388||calories per cup||283|
Once you go fresh…
You won’t go back to the shredded coconut found in the store that has been dried. Most have had preservatives and sugars added. The difference in taste is summed up in one word, fresh.
If you’ve only had packaged coconut, your first taste of fresh will push the reset button on what you think coconut tastes like.
The fresh tropical taste that coconut adds to a dish makes the dish sparkle. When baked, the fresh coconut adds moisture and sweetness that’s not easy to achieve with anything else.