Some scientists like to refer to the coconut as a water dispersal fruit and seed. Botanically speaking, a coconut is a fibrous one-seeded drupe, also known as a dry drupe. However, when using loose definitions, the coconut can be all three: a fruit, a nut, and a seed. The FDA defines a coconut as a nut though it is not a true nut scientifically speaking. A true nut, such as the acorn, does not open at maturity to release its seeds. A nut can be defined as a one-seeded fruit and with that loose definition, coconut can also be a nut.
Coconut water, not to be confused with the far richer coconut milk, is the clear, nut-flavored juice stored in the interior or endosperm of very young (green) coconuts. Coconut water has long been a staple drink in Southeast Asian nations and is one of nature's most refreshing drinks consumed worldwide for its nutritious and health benefiting properties.
Coconut's delicious water is obtained by opening a tender, green, healthy, and undamaged coconut. The liquid is clear, sweet, and sterile and composed of unique compounds such as simple sugars, vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, enzymes, amino acids, and cytokine. In general, young and slightly immature nuts are harvested for drinking purpose when they are about 5-7 months of age.
Fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie, super-hydrating, naturally rich in electrolytes, the benefits of coconut water, seem endless. Dubbed "nature's sports drink" and "life-enhancer" by marketers, its no wonder why celebrities have replaced their acai berry drinks and Kabbalah water with coconut water. In times of famine and war, coconut water has been used as an intravenous fluid and saved many lives. It's the only natural substance that can be safely injected into the human bloodstream. Coconut water is commonly offered to patients with diarrhea in many tropical regions to replace fluid loss from the gastrointestinal tract and reduce the need for intravenous therapy. The osmolarity of tender coconut water is slightly greater than that of WHO recommended ORS (Oral Rehydration Therapy) osmolarity. Presence of other biological constituents like amino acids, enzymes, minerals, and fatty acids may account for this higher osmolarity. However, unlike WHO-ORS, its water is very low in sodium and chlorides but is a natural source of sugars and amino acids.
Coconut water is composed of many naturally occurring bioactive enzymes such as acid phosphatase, catalase, dehydrogenase, diastase, peroxidase, RNA polymerases, etc. Altogether, these enzymes aid in digestion and metabolism.
Despite very light consistency, its water has a much better composition of minerals like calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, and zinc than some of the fruits like oranges. Coconut water may have phenomenal properties that may support a healthy detoxification response resulting in better circulation, healthier organs and clearer skin.
Coconut water is also a source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pyridoxine, and folates. These vitamins are essential in the sense that the body requires them from external sources to replenish. In addition, fresh coconut water has a small amount of vitamin-C (ascorbic acid); provides about 2.4 mcg or 4% of RDA. Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant.
Research studies suggest that cytokinins (e.g., kinetin and trans-zeatin) in coconut water may show significant anti-aging, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-thrombotic effects.
Some possible traditional uses of Raw Organic Freeze Dried Coconut Water Powder may include:
- Natural source of electrolytes
- May support healthy circulation
- May support healthy PH levels
- Support the transportation of nutrients & oxygen to cells
- May help keep the connective tissues strong & hydrated
- May support a healthy detoxification response
- Better composition of minerals like potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorous, & zinc than other fruits
- May support proper hydration of the body
- May support healthy lipid levels
- Low in carbohydrates, sugars, & fat
- Revitalizing your cells
- A source of B-complex vitamins
- When applied topically may support healthy skin
- Reducing kidney & urethral stones
- Helping digestion & metabolism because of many bioactive enzymes such as acid phosphatase, catalase, dehydrogenase, diastase, peroxidase, RNA-polymerases
This product is 100% natural and minimally processed. Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch. Due to its nature, this powder tends to clump. If clumping occurs, lay the bag on a flat surface and place a towel over the bag. Then pound on the bag until the clumps break up. The towel will help protect the bag from damage. To further reduce clumping push as much air out as possible before sealing the pouch and store in the refrigerator or freezer.
Suggested Use: Mix 1 tablespoon with water, juice, yogurt, or add to your favorite smoothie. One pound of our Organic Freeze Dried Coconut Water Powder contains about 32 servings which are equivalent to the coconut water from 32 fresh young coconuts. One rounded tablespoon (14 g) is equivalent to drinking all of the coconut water (12 oz) contained in an average sized young coconut.
Mixing suggestions: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our organic tart cherry powder or our organic banana flakes and freeze-dried blueberry powder.
Botanical Source: Cocos nucifera.
Other Names: Coconut juice, coconut water.
Parts Used: Coconut Water.
Ingredients: Organic Freeze Dried Coconut Water and Organic non-GMO tapioca starch derived from yuca root*.
*This product contains a small amount of tapioca starch, which is a starch made from organically grown non-GMO yuca root (cassava root). This starch acts as a drying agent and is necessary to keep this powder from clumping into hard chunks or one solid brick.
For more information about tapioca starch derived from cassava root (yuca root) click here.
Origin: Grown and freeze-dried in the Philippines. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
Certifications: Certified USDA Organic.
How to Maintain Optimum Freshness:
- This product is packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness.
- Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency.
- Keep this product in a cool, dark, dry place.
- This product is natural and minimally processed.
- Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch. Go here to learn why our products may naturally vary.
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