Thursday, August 16, 2007

Why I love Baby Coconut Water, read on....

It's a natural isotonic beverage, with the same level of electrolytic balance as we have in our blood. It's the fluid of life, so to speak." In fact, during the Pacific War of 1941-45, both sides in the conflict regularly used coconut water - siphoned directly from the nut - to give emergency plasma trasfusions to wounded soldiers.

Milk vs. Water

Coconut milk is the liquid obtained by pressing grated coconut meat. The term 'milk' was erroneously given to the fluid found inside the cavity of the coconut fruit. This fluid is properly called 'water'. Coconut water from mature nuts (not all mature nuts will have water) is opalescent or cloudy causing many to refer to it as 'milk'.

Coconut water from immature nuts (Young Coconut Water), technically the liquid endosperm, is perhaps one of the most pure, nutritious, and wholesome natural beverages that nature supplies. The water is found in the central, almost spherical hollow of the coconut fruit. Enclosing this body of water of between 200-750ml is the hard shell, well lined inside with an 8-10mm layer of coconut meat.

The Bite:
Natural coconut water offers the same electrolytes and potassium as conventional sports drinks, with fewer calories and none of the artificial additives.

The Benefits
Delicious, refreshing alternative to the neon-colored sports drinks.
No artificial colors or preservatives (such as cancer-linked benzene).
Fewer calories. 8 oz of Gatorade has 63 calories; the same serving of coconut water has just 46.

1 comment:

marshamajor said...

I'm "addicted" to this marvelous beverage. i was introduced by my Asian friend at work and now can't get enough. It's sweet, satisfying and oh so delicious. Not always easy to find, I do have access at my coop in Seattle. Everyone should try this and trust me, you'll be hooked!