Coconut Water in a Nutshell
by Jon Alkire
Locals and venders in areas where the Coconut Palm grows naturally pick the nuts in
the early morning, peel them of their tough outer skin and sell them at local markets
and on the streets. The end is trimmed to allow easy access to the water within.
Coconut water in these parts of the world has long been a popular drink enjoyed
fresh from the tree each day.

Coconut Water is a product of the coconut but should not be confused with coconut
milk. While the outside peel of the fruit is still green the meat of the coconut is less
abundant and soft, almost gel like. The liquid within is opaque; almost clear and is
referred to as water. This water is sweet with the faint flavor of almond. However,
nuts harvested from different regions can sometimes have a slightly different flavor
ranging from sweeter to slightly salty; generally though all coconut water tastes very
similar.

Coconuts take up to a year to mature but the Coconut Palm is unique. The tree
continually produces fruit throughout the year. This means a tree will have fruit in
many different stages guarantying a continuous supply of coconuts that contain
water.

Coconut water is sometimes shipped fresh to other areas of the region. This is a
simply process. The coconuts are hand harvested at an early stage of development.
These fruits are then carefully peeled of their green skin. Once the skin is removed, a
hard outer shell still remains and protects the liquid within. They are wrapped in plastic
and quickly shipped for fresh consumption.

Coconut water is also available in bottles, cans and disposable cartons. This allows
manufacturers to ship to customers world wide. These bottled products usually
contain pulp and coconut gel from the young coconut. Many people prefer the
bottled coconut water for this reason and consider it an added reason to buy the
product.

Coconut water has become a popular drink. It is enjoyed in many different forms in
much of the world. The liquid is tasty and refreshing and more and more people are
adding coconut water to their daily diets.


About The Author

Jon Alkire

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Coconut water is a liquid taken from
the coconut; the fruit of the Coconut
Palm. The Coconut Palm is native to
Southern Asia, South America, the
Pacific Islands and Florida. For the
native people to these regions the
coconut has long been a valuable
food source. These people consider
the coconut a complete food source.
They not only eat the meat and drink
its juice, but they also use the shell of
the for containers and utensils. The
coconut has long been a valuable
component of these native peoples
diet.
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