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Sweetened Shredded Coconut

Sweetened shredded coconut is a popular ingredient commonly used in the culinary world, specifically in baking and confections. Made from finely grated coconut flesh that has been mixed with sugar, it serves as a versatile and tasty addition to various desserts, providing sweetness and a tropical flavor. Widely available in most supermarkets, sweetened shredded coconut adds texture and a touch of indulgence to various dishes. Home cooks and consumers can readily incorporate sweetened shredded coconut in a variety of recipes, such as cookies, cakes, and even savory dishes. It is particularly popular in tropical-flavored treats like macaroons, coconut cream pie, and pina colada-inspired sweets. Often used as a topping for ice cream or yogurt, this dynamic ingredient can be further toasted to enhance its nutty flavor and vibrant appearance.
#11
IN BAKING ADDITIVES
501
CAL / 100G
$0.28
AVG / OZ
sweetened shredded coconut
55%
CARBS
41%
FAT
3%
PROTEIN
Sweetened Shredded Coconut FAQ
People often struggle with the application of sweetened shredded coconut in their dishes. Most common mistakes include burning the coconut while toasting due to its high sugar content, finding the right balance of sweetness, or integrating it properly into savory dishes. To make the most out of sweetened shredded coconut, lightly toast it with continuous stirring to avoid burning. Try using it as an excellent topping for salads, oatmeal, or yogurt aside from desserts. When using it for baking, soaking it in milk can help keep your baked goods moist. A less known tip is that you can also use sweetened shredded coconut to make fresh coconut milk at home by boiling and blending it with water.
Can I use sweetened shredded coconut instead of fresh coconut?
Is sweetened shredded coconut good for me?
Can sweetened shredded coconut be toasted?
Is sweetened shredded coconut the same as desiccated coconut?
How can I reduce the sweetness of sweetened shredded coconut?
Can I use sweetened shredded coconut in savory dishes?
Can I make coconut milk using sweetened shredded coconut?
How can I toasted sweetened shredded coconut uniformly?
Why is my sweetened shredded coconut turning brown really quickly?
Can I soak sweetened shredded coconut before using it in baking?
Expiration & Storage Tips
When does sweetened shredded coconut expire?
The typical shelf life of sweetened shredded coconut varies depending on its storage conditions. Unopened and kept in a cool, dry pantry, it can last up to 6-12 months past the printed date. Once opened, it usually stays good for 3-4 months. If you prefer to keep it in the refrigerator once opened, it can last 6-8 months. If you have a huge batch and want to make it last, freezing is the way to go, which can extend its life to about 12-18 months.
How do you tell if sweetened shredded coconut is bad?
It’s important to note that sweetened shredded coconut, like many pantry items, doesn’t really 'go bad', but it does get stale and lose its flavor over time. Sometimes, it can also get mouldy if it was exposed to moisture. Check for changes in color, smell and texture. The product is likely spoiled if it’s discolored, has a strange smell, or if it’s slimy or mouldy. When in doubt, it's always better to stay safe and discard it.
Tips for storing sweetened shredded coconut to extend shelf life
• Store sweetened shredded coconut in a cool, dry area. • Once opened, make sure to seal it properly or transfer the contents into an airtight container. A zip-top bag with the air squeezed out works well too. • Refrigeration can extend its shelf life, just remember to pack it in an airtight bag or container to prevent it from absorbing the smells of other items. • If freezing, you can thaw it overnight in the fridge or at room temperature for a few hours before using. Be sure it’s stored in an airtight bag or container when freezing to prevent freezer burn.
EXPIRES WITHIN
11 - 15
MONTHS
Health Info
Macros
40g
CARBS
30g
FAT
2g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
VEGETARIAN
VEGAN
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
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