Can I use fresh shredded coconut instead of the dry one?

Hi everyone,

 

I just found this site a couple of weeks ago and I am totally in love with it.

I would like to give a try to a couple of recipes during the weekend and I was wondering if I can use fresh shredded coconut instead of the desiccated one.  If so I have to use the same quantity or in case of fresh product the amount to be used will change? 

 

This afternoon I will go to buy a vitamix, but OMG in the country where I live is almost the double of the price compared to the USA prize !  :-(

 

Thanks!

 

Sonia

ClaireT

Answers

  • ClaireTClaireT Raw Master
    edited February 24

    Hi Sonia. Welcome!

    I think it depends on the recipe. It could require some experimentation. You may have to add a little bit less liquid to make up for the the fresh coconut in a few cases. Or if a recipe needs the coconut to be turned into a flour, then you might have to dry/dehydrate it some first. 

    What country are you from?

    anewme
  • anewmeanewme Raw Newbie

    Thanks Claire for your answer ! 

     

    I am Italian but I live in Dubai where everything is so expensive ! 

     

    ClaireT
  • CreativelyccCreativelycc Raw Jr. Leader

    Hi Anewme. 

    Could you buy a Vitamix online instead of at a store. They sell them on QVC at a great price.

     

    The best of luck to you!

     

    Carrie

    ClaireT
  • anewmeanewme Raw Newbie

    Thanks for the suggestion Carrie 

  • 5515355153 Raw Newbie
    anewme said:

    Hi everyone,

     

    I just found this site a couple of weeks ago and I am totally in love with it.

    I would like to give a try to a couple of recipes during the weekend and I was wondering if I can use fresh shredded coconut instead of the desiccated one.  If so I have to use the same quantity or in case of fresh product the amount to be used will change? 

     

    This afternoon I will go to buy a vitamix, but OMG in the country where I live is almost the double of the price compared to the USA prize !  :-(

     

    Thanks!

     

    Sonia

     

  • 5515355153 Raw Newbie

    Hi, I haven't seen the link to the site you have found. Which one is it? 

  • ClaireTClaireT Raw Master
    anewme said:

    Thanks Claire for your answer ! 

     

    I am Italian but I live in Dubai where everything is so expensive ! 

     

     

     Nice :)

    I have visited Italy (Roma) a few times.

    I haven't had a chance to see Dubai. What are the fruit and veggie prices like there?

    anewme
  • anewmeanewme Raw Newbie

    Hi Claire,

    Fruits are fery expensive as almost all them are imported.

    Quite a few veggies are grown locally so prices are not bad.  You can still  buy the imported one though.

    ClaireT
  • ClaireTClaireT Raw Master

    At least they still have the local veggies. I always worry about expensive locations having crazy prices on food. 

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