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Organic Desiccated Coconut Medium

Earn 10 - 478 points upon purchasing this product.

From: $6.00 (incl. GST)

Supporting traditional livelihoods
Zero-waste production
Ethically harvested
Packed at source
Never blended

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Versatile Kokonati organic desiccated coconut is made by gently drying grated coconut kernel. The milk content in the coconut kernel remains intact, adding a fresh, milky crunch when Kokonati desiccated coconut is added to salad and slices.

Uses Use in grain-free baking. Great for eating by the handful. Desiccated coconut granola and bite-size snacks, energy balls, desserts, toppings, noodles, spiced rice, and cereals. A great way to add fiber to kiddies meals and lunch boxes.

Flavor natural crunch of raw coconut meat and have a clean coconutty aroma! Kokonati desiccated coconut is are more flavourful than other desiccated coconuts available because the flavors have not been vented off by high temperatures and no moisture has been pressed out prior to drying.


100% coconut kernel.


Storage Keep airtight in the pantry, away from sunlight and damp. Use a dry spoon to scoop out. Use within 3-4 months from opening. With a best before of two years from the manufacture date, desiccated coconut remains safe to use for even longer periods as long as it is stored with minimal exposure to light, air, and moisture. This is why Kokonati desiccated coconut are packed at the origin, in the very plantations the coconuts are harvested from, to seal the freshness and reduce exposure from day one.

Our promise There is nothing else. No refining or bleaching. No trans fats. This product supports the traditional livelihoods of villagers in the rural coconut triangle of Sri Lanka. 100% zero-waste, all bi-products and waste material in our coconut oil production are utilized in the manufacture of other nature-friendly products. See how. Our product is internationally accredited by Control Union; Certified Organic (EU and USDA NOP), ISO and/or HACCP certified.

Benefits Organic Coconut is a staple in many cuisines; Sri Lankan, Indian, Asian and, South American cuisines, due to its natural abundance in the tropics providing wholesome, affordable nourishment. Dried and desiccated coconut, makes it easier for people in countries where coconut does not grow naturally, to access this wonder ingredient, imparting an aromatic tropical flavor and crunchy texture to baking and cooking. Consuming dried coconut also provides health benefits.

  • Connective Tissue Strength: Dried coconut provides minerals that strengthen connective tissues; skin, tendons, ligaments, bones, and teeth. Connective tissues contain large amounts of collagen, tough and resilient protein fibers that form networks and hold the tissue together. Both copper and manganese support healthy collagen production, helping keep these tissues strong. Every 28g of dried coconut offers 778 micrograms of manganese ( 43 percent of the recommended daily intake for women and 34 percent for men) as well as 226 micrograms of copper (25 percent of recommended daily copper intake).
  • Brain Health: The copper in dried coconut can also activate enzymes responsible for the production of neurotransmitters; chemicals that brain cells use to relay information. Other copper-dependent enzymes help produce myelin, the fatty coating that sheaths each nerve cell and helps the cell conduct electricity. The fat found in dried coconut might also prevent neurological disorders. One study, published in the “Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease” in October 2013, found that the oil in coconut helps shield nerve cells from the toxic effects of protein plaques, which would otherwise drive Alzheimer’s disease progression.
  • High Fibre; good for diabetics, and those with cardiovascular, cholesterol problems, thanks to its iron and fiber content. The body uses fiber to control blood cholesterol levels, and a diet rich in fiber fights type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Desiccated coconut offers 4.6 grams of fiber for every 28g, which is 18 percent of the recommended daily intake for women and 12 percent for men. The iron found in coconut helps the body make ATP ( a source of energy) as well as red blood cells that are needed 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.

100+ years of coconut expertise is made by a third-generation coconut miller who has perfected the art of drying coconut without using intensive heat. So the natural antioxidants and nutrients are locked in and the quality of the desiccated coconut is the best it can be, with generations of knowledge guiding every step of the process. Backed by coconut expertise, and certified with ISO and Organic standards, the mill plays a vital role in the employment, welfare, and wellbeing of the village community. The children of our workforce are provided with school books and stationery for the entire school year! Staff quarters are also provided for those who travel far from home. What’s more, we even grow our own organic vegetables onsite so the factory kitchen can provide a wholesome healthy lunch buffet for all at work.

Price for quality Our products are not mass-produced in vast industrialised factories. So we do not enjoy the economies of scale that supermarket brands do. We pay the millers and farmers a fair price. Specifically, batch-crafted for New Zealand, Kokonati products are made with multigenerational expertise and knowledge to be the best quality they can be and so easily justify the premium price for the premium quality you are getting.

Loyalty Just as we are fiercely loyal to the millers and families we work with, we also want to reward you, our customer loyalty. So every time you purchase a Kokonati product you also collect rewards points that can be redeemed for a discount at checkout. Remember to sign up for the reward points (the tab on the far mid-right edge of this screen).

Packaging and recycling 250g resealable pouch and 250g bag-in-box. Dispose of soft plastic bags by taking them to your local supermarket and putting them into their green recycling collection bins. The card box can be disposed of in the curbside recycling bins.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Lynette McFarlane
Peanut allergy safe coconut

Love the coconut but was not happy receiving an email from you asking for my approval to set up a direct debit mandate. I’m a housewife and use your coconut for peanut safe and gluten free baking at home for family. If you hadn’t sent the direct debit email, I would have given you five stars.

Hello Lynette,
Thank you for the review. Sincere apologies if you received a direct debit mandate. We were in the process of debugging the wholesaler logins and payment terms on our recently upgraded website. For a very short period, the direct debit mandate ( which is for wholesalers only) was active for all users, and in that small time interval, your order came through. So sorry you felt offended to receive it. It is only meant for our wholesalers who prefer to set up a direct debit with us. Thank you for reviewing our product kindly still!

Naresh Pillay
Quality with efficiency

Appreciate the Kokonati quality Virgin Coconut Oil (prefer over the White Coconut Oil). Orders always delivered promptly. Many thanks!

Aaron Walker
Coconut oil

Your coconut oil is very good. Thank you. One difficulty I encountered was the bucket lid was very difficult to remove and also to close after opening.

The desiccated coconut has a good taste

Thanks for the nice review, Aaron!

Regarding the lid that was difficult to open:

- The problem - the reason some lids can get vacuum-tight is that due to atmospheric pressure change in its sea travels from the tropics ( Sri Lanka ) to the colder southern hemisphere (New Zealand), the lid gets sucked in tight and harder to loosen.
The fact that the oil is a clear liquid at the start of the journey in the tropics and sloshes inside the bucket while travelling and hardens solid near the opening area by the time it reaches NZ means, it is now also glued together with solidified coconut oil!

- The solution.
We have found using a flat screwdriver (with a strong ‘hold’ handle at its other end) works. Find the tab that holds the strip off seal and remove it right around the lid.
Insert the flat screwdriver under the lid, right to the top of the inside edge of the bucket.
Run the screwdriver ( pushed right up to the top) around the inner circumference.
Then lever the lid up using the screwdriver.
If the solidified oil is still glueing the lid shut, run a hairdryer on warm a few times around the rim and it should lift easily.
This always works!

Great product

very nice coconut

Avrill Haultain

Organic Desiccated Medium 500gr