Dry coconuts are just that; dry. The milk within the coconut hardens as it matures and becomes the copra, or meat, of the coconut. After a coconut is first cracked the moisture content of the meat is roughly 50 percent and it contains around 30-40% oil.Dried coconut often goes underappreciated when compared to other dried fruits. However, if you are interested in eating healthy, you definitely need to include it in your diet. Benefits of dried coconut and its exceptionally high nutritional value make it a valuable addition to many meals.