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Shredded coconut, unsweetened

Shredded coconut has a sweet and nutty flavor. It is used in a wide range of dishes and desserts and is especially common in Asian cuisine.
We have provided the missing values for the nutritional information from the USDA database for this ingredient.
3%
Water
 25
Macronutrient carbohydrates 24.88%
/07
Macronutrient proteins 7.24%
/68
Macronutrient fats 67.88%
 

The three ratios show the percentage by weight of macronutrients (carbohydrates / proteins / fats) of the dry matter (excl. water).

Ω-6 (LA, 0.7g)
Omega-6 fatty acid such as linoleic acid (LA)
 : Ω-3 (ALA, <0.1g)
Omega-3 fatty acid such as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)
 = 0:0

Omega-6 ratio to omega-3 fatty acids should not exceed a total of 5:1. Link to explanation.

Values are too small to be relevant.

Shredded coconut is dried and shredded coconut that is sold plain (unsweetened) or sweetened (with added sugar). It is used primarily in cakes, baked goods, and desserts, but is also an essential ingredient in many Asian dishes.

General information:

From Wikipedia:The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the family Arecaceae (palm family) and the only species of the genus Cocos. The term coconut can refer to the whole coconut palm or the seed, or the fruit, which, botanically, is a drupe, not a nut.

Like other fruits, it has three layers: the exocarp, mesocarp, and endocarp. The exocarp and mesocarp make up the "husk" of the coconuts. Coconuts sold in the shops of nontropical countries often have had the exocarp (outermost layer) removed. The mesocarp is composed of a fiber, called coir, which has many traditional and commercial uses. The shell has three germination pores (micropyles) or "eyes" that are clearly visible on its outside surface once the husk is removed.”

Nutrition:

“100g of coconut meat contains 354 calories, 45 g water, 33 g fat, 4 g protein, 4.8 g sugar, 9 g fiber, 380 mg potassium, 20 mg calcium, 39 mg magnesium, and 2 mg vitamin C.”

Culinary uses:

Coconuts form a regular part of the diets of many people in the tropics and subtropics and is an essential ingredient in many curry and stir-fry dishes.

“The various parts of the coconut have a number of culinary uses. The seed provides oil for frying, cooking, and making margarine. The white, fleshy part of the seed, the coconut meat, is used fresh or dried in cooking, especially in confections and desserts such as macaroons. ... shredded or flaked coconut is used as a garnish on some foods.”

Oil and milk: “The oil and milk derived from it are commonly used in cooking and frying, as well as in soaps and cosmetics.”

Origin of "cocoanut":

“The spelling cocoanut is an archaic form of the word. The term is derived from the 16th-century Portuguese and Spanish word coco meaning "head" or "skull", from the three indentations on the coconut shell that resemble facial features.”

Interesting facts:

“When dried, the coconut flesh is called copra. A full-sized coconut weighs about 1.44 kg (3.2 lb). It takes around 6,000 full-grown coconuts to produce a ton of copra.”

Nutrient tables

The complete nutritional information, coverage of the daily requirement and comparison values with other ingredients can be found in the following nutrient tables.

Nutritional Information
per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Energy660 kcal
2'762 kJ
33.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 2000kcal
Fat/Lipids65 g92.2%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 70g
Saturated Fats57 g286.1%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 20g
Carbohydrates (inc.dietary fiber)24 g8.8%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 270g
Sugars7.4 g8.2%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 90g
Fiber16 g65.2%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 25g
Protein/Albumin6.9 g13.8%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 50g
Cooking Salt (Na:37.0 mg)94 mg3.9%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 2.4g
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA.
Fat/Lipids
Carbohydrates
Protein/Albumin
Cooking Salt

Essential micronutrients with the highest proportions per 100g 2000 kcal
MinManganese, Mn 2.7 mg137.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 2.0 mg
MinCopper, Cu 0.80 mg80.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.0 mg
MinSelenium, Se 18 µg34.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 55 µg
ProtTryptophan (Trp, W) 0.08 g33.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 0.25 g
ElemPhosphorus, P 206 mg29.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 700 mg
ElemPotassium, K 543 mg27.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 2'000 mg
ProtThreonine (Thr, T) 0.25 g27.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 0.93 g
ProtValine (Val, V) 0.42 g26.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 1.6 g
MinIron, Fe 3.3 mg24.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 14 mg
ElemMagnesium, Mg 90 mg24.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 375 mg

Detailed micronutrients and daily requirement coverage per 100g

Explanations of nutrient tables in general

The majority of the nutritional information comes from the USDA (US Department of Agriculture). This means that the information for natural products is often incomplete or only given within broader categories, whereas in most cases products made from these have more complete information displayed.

If we take flaxseed, for example, the important essential amino acid ALA (omega-3) is only included in an overarching category whereas for flaxseed oil ALA is listed specifically. In time, we will be able to change this, but it will require a lot of work. An “i” appears behind ingredients that have been adjusted and an explanation appears when you hover over this symbol.

For Erb Muesli, the original calculations resulted in 48 % of the daily requirement of ALA — but with the correction, we see that the muesli actually covers >100 % of the necessary recommendation for the omega-3 fatty acid ALA. Our goal is to eventually be able to compare the nutritional value of our recipes with those that are used in conventional western lifestyles.

Essential fatty acids per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Linoleic acid; LA; 18:2 omega-6 0.71 g7.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the CH-EDI-Verordnung: 10 g
Alpha-Linolenic acid; ALA; 18:3 omega-3 0 g< 0.1%
Recommended daily allowance according to the CH-EDI-Verordnung: 2.0 g

Essential amino acids per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Tryptophan (Trp, W) 0.08 g33.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 0.25 g
Threonine (Thr, T) 0.25 g27.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 0.93 g
Valine (Val, V) 0.42 g26.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 1.6 g
Phenylalanine (Phe, F) 0.35 g23.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 1.6 g
Isoleucine (Ile, I) 0.27 g22.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 1.2 g
Leucine (Leu, L) 0.51 g21.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 2.4 g
Lysine (Lys, K) 0.30 g16.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 1.9 g
Methionine (Met, M) 0.13 g14.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 0.93 g

Vitamins per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 0.30 mg21.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.4 mg
Biotin (ex vitamin B7, H) 9.5 µg19.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 50 µg
Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) 0.80 mg13.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 6.0 mg
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) 0.10 mg7.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.4 mg
Thiamine (vitamin B1) 0.06 mg5.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.1 mg
Folate, as the active form of folic acid (née vitamin B9 and 9.0 µg5.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 200 µg
Niacin (née vitamin B3) 0.60 mg4.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 16 mg
Vitamin E, as a-TEs 0.44 mg4.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 12 mg
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 1.5 mg2.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 80 mg
Vitamin A, as RAE 0 µg< 0.1%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 800 µg
Vitamin D 0 µg< 0.1%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 5.0 µg
Vitamin K 0.30 µg< 0.1%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 75 µg

Essential macroelements (macronutrients) per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Phosphorus, P 206 mg29.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 700 mg
Potassium, K 543 mg27.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 2'000 mg
Magnesium, Mg 90 mg24.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 375 mg
Sodium, Na 37 mg5.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 800 mg
Calcium, Ca 26 mg3.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 800 mg

Essential trace elements (micronutrients) per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Manganese, Mn 2.7 mg137.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 2.0 mg
Copper, Cu 0.80 mg80.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.0 mg
Selenium, Se 18 µg34.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 55 µg
Iron, Fe 3.3 mg24.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 14 mg
Zinc, Zn 2.0 mg20.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 10 mg
Iod, I (Jod, J) 6.0 µg4.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 150 µg
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