Facts about coconut water
Facts about coconut water. In recent years, coconut water has become a very trendy beverage. It’s tasty, refreshing and also happens to be good for you. What’s more, it’s loaded with several important nutrients, including minerals that most people don’t get enough of. Coconuts grow on large palm trees known scientifically as Cocos nucifera. Despite the name, the coconut is botanically considered a fruit rather than a nut. Coconut water is the juice found in the center of a young, green coconut. It helps nourish the fruit. As the coconut matures, some of the juice remains in liquid form while the rest ripens into the solid white flesh known as coconut meat (1Trusted Source). Coconut water forms naturally in the fruit and contains 94% water and very little fat. In Sierra Leone coconut water is widely sold in the four corners of streets and is also believed to have substantial effects to the medical drug drips. Many also believes it helps to clear eyesight etc. Coconuts take 10–12 months to fully mature.