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July 5, 2012

Coconut Water's Nutrition Facts

I love fresh coconut juice, one of the best water to be healthy and feel refreshed. Coconut water is a very refreshing drink to beat tropical summer thirst. The juice is packed with simple sugar, electrolytes, and minerals to replenish hydration levels in the body.

There were canned and bottled coconut water available, however, they have some added preservative and not up to the mark in vitamins and enzyme levels. The juice for Coconut water is the juice in the interior or endosperm of young coconut. The water is one of the nature’s most refreshing drinks consumed worldwide for its nutritious and health benefiting properties.

Its juicy water is usually obtained by opening a tender, green, healthy, and undamaged coconut. The liquid is clear, sweet, and sterile and composed of unique chemicals such as sugars, vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, enzymes, amino acids, cytokine, and phyto-hormones. In general, young and slightly immature nuts harvested when they are about 5-7 months of age for drinking purpose.


There has been a lot of hype around coconut water lately. Yet, this all natural beverage has been enjoyed by people around the world for thousands of years.

What is it that sets coconut water apart from other beverages on the market today?

1. Coconut water is rich in essential electrolytes.
Electrolytes are electrically charged ions that help your cells maintain and transmit voltages and impulses to and from other cells. Electrolytes play a vital role in your body, especially in maintaining proper functionality of your nerves, heart, and other muscles.
The electrolytes present in your body include:
- Potassium
- Sodium
- Chloride
- Magnesium
- Calcium
- Phosphate
- Bicarbonate
- Sulfate

Of these electrolytes, coconut water contains about 600 mg of potassium (17 percent of your daily value) per serving. That’s more than a banana.

Coconut water is also rich in:
- Magnesium, 60 mg per serving or 15 percent of your daily value
- Sodium, 252 mg per serving or 11 percent of your daily value
- Calcium, 58 mg per serving or 6 percent of your daily value
But if these electrolytes are already in your body, why would you need to ingest more?

2. Coconut water contains zero additives.
Coconut water is an all natural beverage that comes from its source, a young, green coconut. That said, coconut water’s one and only ingredient is coconut water, which means its additive-free.

3. Coconut water is fat-free and low in calories.
Fat-free coconut water contains a mere 46 calories per serving and zero grams of fat and zero grams of trans fat.

4. Coconut water is cholesterol-free.
As it contains no fat or trans fat, coconut water also contains zero cholesterol. 

5. Coconut water contains all natural sugar.

6. Coconut water is rich in vitamins.
The vitamins in coconut water help you maintain healthy cellular function, boost your immunity and promote your metabolism.

The essential vitamins in coconut water include:
- Vitamin C
Vitamin C helps boost immunity. Each serving of coconut water contains about 5.8 mg of vitamin C, which is about 10 percent of your daily value.

- B Vitamins
Coconut water contains vitamin B6, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1) and Folate (B9). These B vitamins work together to breakdown foods and create energy by boosting metabolism.

7. Coconut water is a natural diuretic.
As a diuretic, coconut water increases urine flow.

8. Coconut water contains a large amount of dietary fiber.

9. Coconut water contains protein.

10. Coconut water is safe to drink for all ages.

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