Shelf life and storage of coconut flakes
Like all dried products, coconut flakes should be stored in a cool, dry place with as much protection from light as possible. Sealed in an airtight container and stored correctly, coconut flakes can often be kept for several years. However, the plant fats can spoil over time. In coconut flakes, this generally manifests itself in a strong, slightly musty odour. The fresh product only exudes a subtle coconut fragrance. If the packaging is not properly sealed, the coconut flakes will gradually lose much of their flavour. After opening the packaging, it is a good idea to store the coconut flakes in the refrigerator. When sealed, coconut flakes can be stored at room temperature.