Nata de coco or Coconut jelly is a favorite dessert of many people, especially children and adults. The appeal of this dish is in the soft white jellies, the chewy sweetness and aroma of natural coconut. Surely childhood of everyone has enjoyed through coconut jelly, yogurt coconut jelly, lotus seed coconut jelly, … and ecstatic by its delicious taste.
But when asked about nata de coco, not everyone knows how it is produced or if it’s good for health or not?
How is nata de coconut produced?
It is a blocky product, cut and divided into small balls in the form of rectangular or square, translucent, when eaten feeling a bit chewy in the crust, the inside is soft and sweet. Nata de coco is produced by fermenting a coconut water called Acetobacter Xylinum. So even though it is called by the name of jelly, the product is processed in a specific way without using jelly powder like other common jelly.
The process of producing nata de coconut is made on a clear, modern technological process, meeting the standards of food safety and hygiene, non-toxic. To get the perfect coconut jelly, this process takes place including 6 steps as follows:
Cook coconut water: Matured coconuts are picked down to get coconut milk. Then boil with a little sugar and ammonium sulfate and allow to cool.
Inoculation of fermenting microorganisms: To adjust the pH in coconut water, people add a little acetic acid and inoculate bacteria to ferment Acetobacter Xylinum.
Fermentation: The mixture of solutions after transplanting is incubated at the appropriate chamber temperature for 1-2 weeks to start fermentation.
Picking up the finished product: After fermentation; coconut water is filtered into the upper layer and cut into large pieces of agar.
Washing: It is soaked with water and washed to cover all mucous membranes; acetic acid and fermented by-products to ensure safety.
Chopping and grading: Cut pieces of nata de coco according to desired size and pack into requested bags.
Is nata de coconut good for health?
It is a chewy, naturally sweet, coconut-flavored dessert that is eaten directly without having to undergo any other processing. In addition, with the cooling effect of the body; the crunchy and chewy taste; you can also combine this coconut jelly with some drinks; snacks such as milk tea; ice cream; tea; yogurt; … to stimulate taste.
It is not only a snack but it is also a product that contains a lot of nutrients that are especially good for health; especially adults and children. Can point to some of the most practical effects that nata de coco brings as follows:
– Support intestinal, good for digestive system
It is made from the fermentation process of Acetobacter Xylinum bacteria, so it contains a lot of fiber, which helps support the intestinal tract, stimulates intestinal motility to limit problems such as constipation, stomach ache, intestinal pain, … Therefore, this coconut jelly is particularly good for the digestive system of children and adults.
– Reduce bad cholesterol
Nata de coco contains a lot of fiber, so when absorbed into the body, it will reduce bad cholesterol, increase good cholesterol, limit cardiovascular disease, blood pressure, cancer, limit anemia, …
– Cool the body
The amino acids contained in coconut jelly have the effect of cooling the body, reducing stress, fatigue, … especially in hot days.
– Enhance brain function
Nata de coco is made from coconut meat’s fermentation process, so it contains a lot of nutrients to care for the brain, reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s dementia, help calm, increase concentration and alertness.
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