COCONUT WATER: A NUTRITIVE AND MOISTURIZING BEVERAGE
PROPERTIES OF COCONUT WATER
What is coconut water?
Coconut water is the liquid endosperm of immature coconut, the fruit of the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera L.). Often coconut water is confused with coconut milk or Santan. The difference lies in that coconut milk is a liquid extracted from mature coconuts, while coconut water comes from unripe coconuts.
Coconut water is rich in potassium, so it helps to naturally replenish fluids.
Coconut water as food
For thousands of years coconut water has been a staple of tropical populations who currently still consume this healthy drink regularly.
In countries where it grows, coconut is harvested when still green, by means of climbing the slender palm tree until being able to reach its fruits. Coconuts are broken and the milky liquid inside is drunk directly .
Currently the coconut water drink, marketed under the brand Zico, belongs to Coca- Cola Company.
Recent research suggests that coconut water, as well as nourishing and moisturizing, can possess medicinal properties (see listing above).
Nutritional value of coconut water
In the picture: old illustration where you can appreciate the great height of the coconut palm, which can reach 30 meters.
Coconut water properties
Where to buy coconut water?
- Out of the countries from which coconut grows, coconut water is marketed by Coca-Cola Company under the name of Zico.
This new drink is marketed only in the U.S., the UK, Spain and in the future, France. It can be found in gourmet shops, supermarkets, gyms and premium sport centers.
Other edible products from coconut
More information on coconut in the listing above.
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.