What’s all the fuss about? Coconut water is the clear, slightly sweet and refreshing liquid found in young green coconuts, and is now being sold as a drink on your supermarket shelf.
It is said to be low in calories and packed full of electrolytes, making this the flavour du jour for sportsmen, the health-conscious and trend-savvy all over the world.
A few facts about coconut water:
- A coconut can contain up to 1L of water.
- Coconut water is suitable for vegans.
- Coconut milk is made from the meat of brown coconuts, while coconut water (sometimes called coconut juice) is the liquid found inside green coconuts.
- Coconut water is rich in electrolyte potassium which helps replenish the bodies electrolytes. This is especially useful if ill.
On its own, it tastes pretty much like sugar-water but this simple, albeit exotic drink adds a nutritious punch to smoothies, cocktails and desserts.
For a tasty, low-fat treat, make your own popsicles using coconut water and fresh summer fruits. Mmm-mmm, delicious!