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20 Amazing and Interesting Facts about Coconut Water | Amazing Facts 4U 

  1. Coconut water is the clear water-like liquid that is sweet and tasty and is found inside the young immature coconuts, which are fruits of the coconut palm (cocos nucifera).
  2. Cocos nucifera is native to the tropics and in the remote islands of the Pacific.
  3. Coconut has to reach about 5-7 months of age for the purpose of reaping its drink. Each coconut may contain about 200 to 1000 ml of water depending upon cultivar type and size.
  4. Any nuts younger than five months of age tend to be bitter in taste and devoid of nutrients. In contrast, mature coconuts contain less water, and their endosperm thickens quickly into white edible substance (kernel).
  5. Coconut water is indeed nature’s best healthy nutritional beverage.
  6. When freshly extracted from the coconut, coconut water is germ-free and parasites-free. Fresh coconut water is uncontaminated by bacteria, fungi, or other pathogens. It is nature’s best distilled water.
  7. Coconut water is rich in electrolytes like Potassium , Chlorides , Calcium , Magnesium and Sodium that are essential for maintaining proper functionality of the body. 100 ml of water has 250 mg of potassium and 105 mg of sodium.
  8. One coconut provides more potassium than four bananas.
  9. Coconut water also contains a complex array of nutrients including trace minerals which come directly from the sea and which most other foods lack.
  10. Coconut water has been tested for its antimicrobial properties and it has been noted that it contains biochemicals called peptides, which can kill both gram positive and gram negative bacteria.
  11. Coconut water is composed of many naturally occurring bioactive enzymes such as acid phosphatase, catalase, dehydrogenase, diastase, peroxidase, RNA-polymerases etc. In effect, these enzymes help in the digestion and metabolism.
  12. Most of coconut water found in stores is pasteurized or from concentrate is devoid of these enzymes.
  13. Coconut water also contains Vitamin C  and is a very good source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pyridoxine, and folates.
  14. Coconut water provides antioxidants, which reduce the activity of many toxins in the liver.
  15. Coconut water is fat free and cholesterol free.
  16. Compared to WHO-ORS solution , its water is low in sodium and chlorides, but rich in sugars and amino acids.
  17. Being a natural laxative, coconut water is one of the best natural remedy for constipation. It can be taken for colon and bowel cleansing to eliminate toxic substances from the body.
  18. It is an effective oral rehydration solution. Presence of saline and albumen makes it a good drink in diarrhea cases.
  19. Coconut water is useful as an intravenous solution in an emergency. It is also useful as blood plasma substitute.
  20. It is useful diuretic and helps dissolve kidney and urethral stones.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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