While you may associate shredded coconut mainly with desserts, it can also be used in savory dishes, such as Indian curries. Depending on what you are making, you could use either sweetened or unsweetened shredded coconut, which is also sometimes called dessiccated coconut. Each type of coconut has a different nutritional profile.CALORIES AND MACRONUTRIENTSAn ounce of sweetened shredded coconut contains 128 calories, 0.9 gram of protein, 14.5 grams of carbohydrates and 7.8 grams of fat, including 7.4 grams of saturated fat. Of the carbohydrate grams, 10.3 are sugar. The same amount of unsweetened shredded coconut provides 185 calories, 1.9 grams of protein, 6.6 grams of carbohydrates and 18.1 grams of fat, including 16 grams of saturated fat. This serving only contains 2.1 grams of sugar. Both types of coconut are very high in saturated fat, with the unsweetened coconut providing 80 percent of the daily value and the sweetened coconut providing 37 percent of the DV per ounce. Consuming too much fat increases your risk for obesity, high cholesterol and heart disease.FILLING FIBERWhile shredded coconut isn't the healthiest food, it does provide a significant amount of fiber. You're better off with the unsweetened variety, which contains 4.6 grams, or 18 percent of the DV in each ounce, than with the sweetened type, which only has 2.8 grams, or 11 percent of the DV. Fiber helps add bulk to your diet and slows down the emptying of your stomach, helping you feel full for longer. It may also lower cholesterol and improve your blood sugar control.MANGANESE AND COPPERAlthough coconut isn't a major source of most micronutrients, an ounce of sweetened coconut contains 13 percent of the DV for manganese, and an ounce of unsweetened coconut provides 38 percent of the DV for manganese and 11 percent of the DV for copper. You need manganese for forming strong bones and processing cholesterol and copper for forming red blood cells and proper immune function.SUBSTITUTION POTENTIALWhile it may seem odd that unsweetened coconut has more fat and calories than sweetened coconut, sweetened shredded coconut has a higher water content, consisting of 15.5 percent water compared to only 3 percent water in unsweetened coconut. This is why it isn't always a good idea to substitute one type of coconut for the other, according to Fine Cooking. Unsweetened coconut often contains fewer preservatives than sweetened coconut and isn't usually treated with sulfites to keep it white like sweetened coconut. This results in a stronger but less sweet coconut flavor.
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Returns Our policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.
Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Perishable goods such as food, flowers, newspapers or magazines cannot be returned. We also do not accept products that are intimate or sanitary goods, hazardous materials, or flammable liquids or gases.
Additional non-returnable items: - Gift cards - Downloadable software products - Some health and personal care items
To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase. Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.
There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable) - Book with obvious signs of use - CD, DVD, VHS tape, software, video game, cassette tape, or vinyl record that has been opened - Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error - Any item that is returned more than 30 days after delivery
Refunds (if applicable) Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.
Late or missing refunds (if applicable) If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again. Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted. Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted. If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at Milan@ingrown.co.
Sale items (if applicable) Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded.
Exchanges (if applicable) We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at Milan@ingrown.co and send your item to: InGrown Organics LLC, 354 beach 56th st, 2C, Arverne NY 11692, United States.
Gifts If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.
If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and he will find out about your return.
Shipping To return your product, you should mail your product to: InGrown Organics LLC, 354 beach 56th st, 2C, Arverne NY 11692, United States
You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.
Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.
If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.