In a Nutshell
My first encounter with coconut water was in 1989 while traveling from South Africa to Koh Samui Island in Southern Thailand. I was fascinated by the simple way of life and where all you need is provided by nature. Living in harmony with the natural world around you. I can clearly remember walking only on designated walkways unless you want to get hit on the head by a falling coconut.
Pure coconut water & nothing else
Coconuts are one of the few fruits with no waste and every part is used – from the outer soft shell used for making ropes or burning fuel for cooking, to the hard shell used for making bowls, drinking cup and decorations such as jewellery, buttons and ornaments.
The best part of the coconut is the coconut water found in the young green coconuts – a heavenly translucent liquid that refreshes your body from the inside out, like nothing on earth. This water is filtered from the ground up, over 15 meters, into the stump of the branches and to the soft shell, which stores the water and feeds the coconut fruit as it develops and thickens into a white flesh. This unique natural process gives you all the right nutrition your body can ask for in a pure and natural way.
Love at first taste…
The white flesh, which is known as the coconut fruit, can be scooped with a spoon when the coconut is five to six months old. When it continues to mature, it develops into a thicker harder flesh that can be grated into coconut flakes – a product that is commonly used in food items such as cakes and sweets.
My experience with coconut water was love at first taste, craving for more.. Coming from South Africa, I had never tasted anything like it before. If I had to choose just one beverage for the rest of my life it would definitely be coconut water.
Since 1989 I have been drinking coconut water when travelling from South Africa to Asia and South America where the coconuts grow wild, without even thinking that this heavenly liquid can be harvested and bottled to consume wherever and whenever you want.
Having two young boys, my wife and I were always on the lookout for healthy drinks options other than water. (Try giving a child only water!) We tried fruit juices – from apple to orange – only to learn that these are loaded with sugar. We then discovered a new drink on the market, a vitamin water, which claimed to be the new health drink but this too contained as much as 24g sugar (similar to fizzy sodas and colas) per serving. Diet drinks were out of the question as these contain many harmful ingredients and chemicals, just so they can claim to be “sugar-free” on the label.
I came across a coconut water product packaged in a Tetrapak and was pleased to learn that its shelf life was 12 months without refrigeration. This was a true revelation as it meant the coconut water can be shipped and consumed in countries that don’t grow coconuts.
Plus, 100% pure coconut water contains only 2.2g of natural sugar per 100ml.
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After investigating all of the coconut water products available on the market and conducting many tastings, I learnt that not all coconut waters are the same. For example the rainfall and seasons has a big impact on the taste and availability of a single source, the soils, moisture in the air and the climate.
Another factor to consider is that some plantations harvest the coconuts too early in order to gain more water, but this affects the coconut water nutrition, quality and causes an acidic taste that has to be balanced by adding sugar or a coconut concentrator (dehydrating the water to increase the sweetness).
My research brought me from the tip of South Africa to the islands of the Philippines where the monsoons, rainfall and humidity are the same all year around giving the perfect conditions to create delicious and organically harvested pure coconut water. I was in the Zone.
All that’s left is to share the amazing benefits and well-being of CocoZone coconut water with you and the rest of the world…