Coconut flakes - dried and crushed coconut pulp. This product contains many nutrients and vitamins. Due to its beneficial properties and taste, it is widely used in cooking, cosmetology and medicine.
Coconut flakes in cooking
Most often, coconut flakes are used in the preparation of desserts. For example, biscuits, cakes, ice cream are sprinkled with it as a decoration. Also, sweets, cake creams, pancakes, muffins and cookies are made on its basis.
To make coconut cookies, mix a glass of flour with a small piece of softened butter, 100 g sugar, 2 tbsp. l. milk and 50 g of coconut. Knead the dough. Let it rest for 20-30 minutes. Then roll it into a layer, 5 ml thick. Use a glass or special cookie cutters to cut out the cookies. Bake in an oven preheated to 180 ° C for 15 minutes.
Also, coconut flakes perfectly complement hot dishes, salads, sauces. It gives the dishes a spicy crunch and an unusual taste. Together with this ingredient, shrimp are fried, cheese balls with garlic are rolled in it, meat and fish are breaded before frying. Chips are added to some sauces.
Surprise your family and friends with fried salmon in a coconut coat. Cut a pound of salmon into small pieces. Marinate it in soy sauce and lemon juice for an hour. Beat the egg lightly, dip the salmon in it and roll in the coconut. Fry the fish in a skillet until golden brown.
Coconut flakes in cosmetology
Coconut flakes are widely used in cosmetology. It is added to face and body creams, moisturizing milk, shampoos, and various skin cleansers.
At home, you can make a coconut facial scrub. 2 tbsp. l. mix olive oil with a small amount of fine coconut and sea salt, mix until smooth. Let stand for about 15 minutes and use like a regular scrub. You can also combine coconut flakes with sour cream or yogurt in equal amounts. Add some sugar to this mass. Massage the scrub onto your skin, then rinse with warm water.
Coconut flakes for health
Coconut flakes are a very healthy product. It strengthens the immune system, cardiovascular system, normalizes cholesterol levels, helps to remove toxins and toxins from the body. Coconut improves digestion, has a good effect on vision, protects against fungal and viral infections. Recommended for earache and urological diseases.
The shavings can be used as a remedy for parasites such as worms. It is enough for children to give a teaspoon of this product before meals, for adults the amount of "medicine" can be increased to a tablespoon. The course of such treatment lasts 7 days, then a break is taken for a couple of weeks. And then the procedure is repeated.
It is worth noting that some people may have an individual intolerance to or allergy to coconut flakes. Otherwise, there are no contraindications to the use of this product.