Coconut meat which has been shredded, chipped or powdered and then dried out is called desiccated coconut. It is prepared by removing natural moisture in the coconut fruit. It has a snow white appearance with a fresh sweetness and nutty flavor. Desiccated coconut, which can be used to make coconut powder. The term "coconut powder" is used to describe several coconut-based food products: dehydrated coconut milk, coconut flour or finely shredded coconut meat. These products are used in different ways in various recipes. A powder made from desiccated (dried) coconut. The powdered product usually contains maltodextrins and sometimes salt. The powder can be used for making desserts or added to curries or chutney. Desiccated coconut is an ideal source of healthy fat that contains no cholesterol and contains selenium, fiber, copper and manganese. One ounce of desiccated coconut contains 80% healthy, saturated fat. Selenium is a mineral that helps the body produce enzymes, which enhance the immune system and thyroid function. Recipes calling for shredded or desiccated coconut are often doing so to add texture as well as flavour. In these instance shredded or desiccated nuts or dried fruits will work well in most recipes. Ground almonds, crushed pistachios or pecans can be used instead of desiccated coconut.