Coconuts also provide a great source of fiber and also contain a good source of protein and folate, as well as Vitamins A & E. It tastes good and adds a nice texture to foods. Coconuts are considered the superhuman food of the food pyramid world. Eating coconut on a regular basis can have very positive effects on your overall health.
To get the coconut "meat" out, you first have to open the coconut. To do so, first hammer a 10 penny nail through each one of the coconuts "eyes".
Then drain the liquid out. You can drain it into a bowl and drink it or give it to your chickens. They love it as much as humans do.
Now using a hammer, hit the coconut a few choice times and it should crack open and you can now pry out the meat.
Once all the "meat" is out, I used a cheese shredder to very carefully shred it.
Now just place the coconut on your dehydrator tray at 135 degrees and dehydrate for about 8 hours . If you want your coconut sweetened, just sprinkle some sugar on it before dehydrating it. Once dried store in a sealed mason jar until you are ready to use it. I have stored it up to 2 months with no problems. I am sure it would last longer than this but only have experience up to 2 months. We enjoy it too much.
It makes a great snack straight out of the jar or you can add it into any recipe or add it into a homemade trail mix. It is also awesome sprinkled onto ice cream or a salad.