Dried coconut flakes have a mild flavor and light crisp texture, perfect for your recipes. It is complete food rich in calories, vitamins and minerals. The important saturated fatty acid in the coconut is lauric acid. Lauric acid increases good-HDL cholesterol levels in the blood. HDL is a high density lipoprotein, which has beneficial effects on the coronary arteries by preventing vessel blockade (atherosclerosis). It is a rich source of iron, zinc and potassium.