Desiccated coconut is made by scraping the copra, cleaning and drying. This is a very good vegetable fat for humans.
Desiccated coconuts provide the minerals you need to keep your connective tissue – a group of tissues including skin, ligaments, ligaments, bones and teeth – strong. The connective tissue contains large amounts of collagen, durable and durable protein fibers, which form the web and hold your tissues together. Both copper and manganese support healthy collagen production, so they keep your tissues healthy. An ounce of desiccated coconut provides 778 micrograms of manganese – 43% of daily diet recommended for women and 34% for men – as well as 226 micrograms of copper, or one quarter of daily intake of you.
Desiccated coconut offers other health benefits thanks to its iron and fiber content. Your body uses fiber to control your blood cholesterol levels, and a diet rich in fiber fights type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Desiccated coconut offers 4.6 grams of fiber per ounce, which is 18 percent of the recommended daily intake for women and 12 percent for men. The iron found in coconut helps you make ATP — a source of energy — as well as red blood cells that you need for oxygen transport. An ounce of desiccated coconut offers 0.94 milligrams of iron — 12 percent and 5 percent of the daily iron intakes recommended for men and women, respectively.
Despite the nut’s impressive nutrient content, you should consume desiccated coconut in moderation because it’s high in saturated fat. Each serving contains 18.3 grams of total fat, including 16.2 grams of saturated fat. This means that just one ounce of coconut contains just shy of three-quarters of your daily saturated fat limit, if you follow a 2,000-calorie diet. Dr. Walter Willett writes in Harvard Health Publications that while coconuts’ fat content might not be as harmful as saturated fat from other sources, you should still limit your intake.
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