Maharani Brand desiccated coconut needs no introduction to consumer market. It has been in the market, catering to the needs of bakery owners biscuit manufacturers and prudent house wives. Now,Maharani Products have started manufacturing this product under most hygienic conditions in semi Automatic Venetian drier and it reaches the hands of the consumers in 1 Kg, 1/2 Kg, 1/4 Kg, in air-tight polyester pouches. Our process of manufacturing is conforming to the standards specified by coconut Development Board. By this method the quality and natural taste and flavour of Kerala coconut are retained till the shelf life of the product expires. Maharani Brand desiccated coconut in flake form,renowned for its high quality and enchant flavour, is used by prudent housewives for various culinary purposes.Bakers and confectioners find its utility in making biscuits,cakes and confectionery items of unique flavour and taste.
The fresh matured coconuts are dehusked and deshelled. The deshelling is done by a special knife. The brown testsa is peeled off using sharp knife. It is cut open to drain off the water and then washed thoroughly in fresh water to remove the invert sugars from the inner surface of the kernel. The kernel is then ground into a fine mass using hammer or pin mills. The ground mass is blanched with live steam for about 20 minutes to bring down the microbiological counts. The blanched mass is then dried in a hot air drier at a temperature of 80-90 o C for about 10 hours.
This is done so as to bring down the moisture content to below 3 per cent. The hot air drier is provided with a drying chamber consisting of a series of trays.Hot air is blown into this chamber from an external source through blowers. The dried mass is tested for moisture, free fatty acid and microbiological counts. The product is packed in polythene pouches. The brown testa obtained while peeling the kernel is dried and the oil is extracted.
Maharani desiccated coconut comes in easy to handle 200 gm, 500 gm and 1 kg packets packed in 25 kg bags. 25 kg bulk packing or 25 kg in 1kg/500gm/200gm packets packed in HMHDP bags put into polywoven bags. 10 kg bulk packed in PP laminated craft paper bag with inner HMHDP and outer polywoven bags for export.