Coconut water is obtained from the green coconuts. Coconutsare the fruit of the coconut tree and are collected when relatively a rape green fruit with roughly the size of a man’s head. Fresh coconuts contain up to half a liter of a quite sweet and clear liquid –coconut water - and a soft white pulp with an aromatic taste.
Green coconuts are scarcely known in Europe. The brown nut we can buy in Europe is in fact the core of the green fruit, with only very little liquid. Coconut water is extracted before this core containing a very fat pulp is formed.
One must distinguish between coconut water and coconut milk. Coconut milk is made by squeezing the pulp of the ripe fruit. Unlike coconut milk, coconut water contains very little fat (1.05g /100ml).
In Brazil coconut water is a widely known beverage drunk directly from the coconut. There, people swear that:
"Coconut water keeps you healthy forever!”
A drink for everyone
Coconut water is a very rich food that contains many microelements, minerals and vitamins that contribute to a healthy body. It strengthens the defenses, favours healing the intestine, serves against digestive disorders, activates metabolism, and is a food with a positive effect on the nervous system and supports the purification and detoxification of the body. It also has an energizing effect and stimulates the regeneration at the cellular level and exerts a positive influence on skin and hair. Even in the treatment of cellulitis coconut water can be used with successfully for detoxification.