Product Details
Ingredients Certified organic dried toasted coconut, organic maple syrup, sea salt
Allergens Packaged in the same facility as milk, peanuts, sesame, soy, tree nuts
Country of Origin Philippines

When we think of coconuts we think of bright blue tropical skies, warm turquoise lagoons fringed with palm trees swaying gently in the breeze, and sun-drenched lazy vacations. While coconut water and coconut oil have grabbed all the health food attention recently, the delightfully named 'coconut smile' goes about its business combining delicious snacking potential with a healthy addition to the kitchen repertoire. 

These slim, cheerful slices of shaved coconut, crisp and lightly toasted with maple will transport you to a sunny tropical paradise. With its unique blend of nutty and milky taste profile and toasted flavors, organic dried coconut smiles are wonderful eaten as a snack or as a decoration or secret ingredient to healthy breakfasts, beguiling baked goods, divine deserts and seductive Asian recipes.

Health Benefits

Tasty and very nutty, organic dried maple coconut smiles are immensely popular. Including dried coconut smiles in your diet provides a range of health benefits including:

  • Lauric acid increases good HDL cholesterol a high-density lipoprotein, which prevents atherosclerosis (vessel blockage) and lowers cholesterol levels
  • Reduced incidences of cardiovascular and coronary heart disease
  • Improved immune response due to antioxidants and copper lowers risk of cancer
  • Healthier bones thanks to mineral content
  • Improved brain function as minerals promote production of neurotransmitters as well as myelin which coats neurons enabling them to transmit electrical signals to and from the brain
  • High iron content prevents anemia

Key Nutrition Details

Maple coconut smiles are a great source of vitamins and minerals. A daily snack of 100 grams of coconut smiles contains the following nutrients (% Daily Recommended Intake):

Energy: 18%

Carbohydrates: 12%

Protein: 6%

Total Fat: 167%

Dietary Fiber: 24%

Folates: 6.5%

Niacin: 3%

Pantothenic acid: 6%

Pyridoxine: 4%

Riboflavin: 1.5%

Thiamin: 5.5%

Vitamin A: 0%

Vitamin C: 5.5%

Vitamin E: 2%

Vitamin K: <1%

Sodium: 1%

Potassium: 7.5%

Calcium: 1.4%

Copper: 48%

Iron: 30%

Magnesium: 8%

Manganese: 65%

Phosphorus: 16%

Selenium: 18%

Zinc: 10%

Interesting Facts

With its lush tropical setting and the image groves of these graceful palms conjure up, is it any wonder the coconut palm is often called the “tree of heaven”? Coconut palms have been a part of native diets for over 3,000 years, and here are some more fascinating facts about coconut:

  • 16th-century Portuguese sailors are thought to have named the “coconut” because the coconut’s three holes e looked like a face; “Coco” translates as “laughing face,” and the English “nut” was added later
  • Coconuts are actually stone fruits
  • Coconuts can float long distances across the ocean and then germinate when they wash ashore
  • Individual coconuts are reported to have washed ashore in Scandinavia
  • Coconut palm bears fruit for 15 to 60 years
  • Coconut palms live for up to 80 years some reaching 100 to 120 years
  • “Coconut crabs” are large crabs that live amongst coconut groves
  • There are more than 1,300 species of coconut all originating from the Pacific and Indian Oceans
  • Coconut is used in more cosmetics than any other fruit
  • During World War II, coconut water was used as an IV drip when supplies of blood plasma ran out.

Storage Tips & Shelf Life

All forms of dried coconut will last for up to a year beyond their "best by" date provided they are kept in a cool, dark position and can be frozen indefinitely. 

How to Enjoy

Organic dried maple coconut smiles are delicious eaten just as they are. However, dried coconut smiles are wonderful in a range of recipes:

  • Organic dried coconut smiles go brilliantly with stone fruit, such as apricots, cherries, almonds, and plums
  • Delicious decoration for cookies, cakes, macaroons, muffins, and bread
  • Tasty addition to breakfasts with muesli, oatmeal, and granola
  • Brilliant in fresh fruit and savory salads
  • Goes well in pie and tart toppings and in desserts, crumbles, compotes, rice puddings, sorbets, gelato, ice cream, smoothies, and even milkshakes
  • Dried coconut smiles are famously delicious in energy bars and trail mixes
  • Pair well with honey, yogurt, and egg custards
  • Crumble into couscous or rice dishes

Product Details
Ingredients Certified organic dried toasted coconut, organic maple syrup, sea salt
Allergens Packaged in the same facility as milk, peanuts, sesame, soy, tree nuts
Country of Origin Philippines

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