Although I am not a fan of coconut when it comes to sweets or when used as garnish; one of my favorite things is drinking coconut water right out of a fresh coconut.
The best coconuts I’ve ever had are from Ecuador (located in Latin America) especially while at the beach. God, they are delicious; big brown mature coconuts. The man would wait for me to finish sipping the juice so he could cut it open with the machete and remove the pure and soft white edible coconut pieces (This I do like, it’s the processed dry coconut that I don’t).
However, unless you are on a beach in a tropical country, fresh coconuts are not easily available.
As a substitute, I have been undergoing a difficult process, searching the supermarkets and specialty food stores for pure coconut water, in a can or other form. I found many products that included lots of sugars, and other additives that completely ruined the taste of the coconut water! However, this all changed when Power Goodness contacted me informing me about their product and sending me samples. They were just in time to satisfy my long lasting craving.
According to Body & Soul, benefits of coconut water include that it is cholesterol free. It is also a low-fat natural health drink that has the same effects of energy drinks but contains no chemicals and only natural sugars. Coconut water can also help improve blood circulation, and contain minerals and nutrients such as calcium, potassium, sodium and magnesium.
Power Goodness Ice coconut water is a refreshing cold drink. The fresh coconut juice is extracted from the youngest green coconuts in South East Asia and bottled few minutes after extraction. The Coconut water includes ZERO additives, NO artificial flavors, NO added water, NO added sugar, and NO coloring.
To be honest, I have not tried green coconut water; I have only tried coconut water right from brown mature coconuts. But I found Power Goodness’s iced coconut water to be pretty tasty and refreshing. Make sure the can is refrigerated and very cold. The colder it is, the better it tastes.
2 thoughts on “Craving Pure Coconut Water”
Excellent post Christine!
The main difference between the two is the white/young coconut produces more water, the brown/mature coconut produces more meat. The meat of the white coconut is gelatinous and not very flavorful. The meat of the brown coconut is thick, fibrous and full of flavor.
The green or white ones have less calories than the mature brown ones. The water in both is an excellent source of electrolytes. Coconutso are great but not readily available in this part of the world unfortunately. BTW the coconut shell is mostly used as charcoal for shisha.