Green Coco Water, the New Drink
Alert: Coco water.
The Wall Street Journal recently published an article about the rise in consciousness about green coconut water. They mentioned that Pepsi and Coca Cola were looking at green coco water as a the new health food drink and are starting their businesses and marketing campaigns in Brazil. In time the product will be marketed in the United States as a health drink and sought by the organic, raw and healthy eaters. Aliances are already being drawn up with Bikram Yoga studios around the country.
What was left out of the article were the incredible benefits of this remarkable plant and drink. First, all coconuts are not the same. Some trees are very tall, some short and the coconuts are green, yellow and brown. The ground up husk of the coconut is a wonderful starter base for seeds and the coconut it self can float on water (salt or fresh) for months. The coconut is an ancient grass and in Sanskrit the coconut is known as the tree that supplies all that is needed to live.
Interestingly, when analyzed coconut water is one of the highest sources of electrolytes found in nature. Wild coconut water is slightly alkaline whereas sweet Thai coco water and flesh are slightly acidic. Coco water is rich in Potassium, low in calories and is sterile. It is identical in content to human blood plasma making it a substitute for a blood transfusion. Traversing through the husk or fiber around the “nut” puts it in the category of a well filtered sterile liquid once it has arrived on the inside of the nut.
One of the most delicious of foods is the young green coconut meat. Like a custard, this meat is wonderful healer of oxidative tissue damage. And for you men, green coco meat is known to restore male sexual fluids.
The soft meat can be used as a thickener in raw food dishes, is wonderful in smoothies, that is, of course if it ever gets beyond your spoon.
In the mature brown coconut, the meat is more fibrous than most vegetables and the coco water is not as sweet. Coconut butter (at less than 78 degrees) or oil (over 78 degrees) has fewer calories than any other fat and when digested does not affect the liver or gall bladder. It is a very good source of energy being high in potassium and mineral content (16.7 calories or 70 kilojoules per 100 grams).
Composition of coconut water in %
Phosphoric acid 0.56
Calcium oxide 0.69
Magnesium oxide 0.59
Composition of coconut in mg/100g
Total solids 4.71
Reducing sugars 0.80
Total sugars 2.08
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