How to pick the healthiest coconut water

Coconut water is the delicious, naturally sweet water found in the middle of young green coconuts. It has a clean, fragrant taste and is packed full of nutrients like calcium and magnesium. Coconut water also contains high levels of potassium which we need to keep our heart, brain, kidneys and muscle tissue in good order. But beware - not all coconut water is created equal!

Is your coconut water organic?

The coconuts used to make CoCo Joy coconut water are 100% organic. This means that the lovely young coconuts harvested to make our delicious coconut water have been grown and processed without the use of synthetic chemicals, fertilisers, or GMO’s. The result is a distinctly fresher tasting, naturally sweeter coconut water. Organic coconut water tastes better than water from coconuts that have been grown with chemicals. Plus it’s 100% healthier!

Using water from older coconuts

The nutritional level of coconut water peaks when a coconut is 5-7 months old. After that stage, the nutrients found in coconut water start to be absorbed by the white coconut flesh. Coconut oil, milk, flour and shards are products made from older coconuts. Some manufacturers of coconut water have saved money by buying mature coconut water and selling it off as “healthful”. This older coconut water is marketed as containing the same level of nutrients as young, organic coconut water, which simply isn’t true.

Added sweeteners

All fresh coconut water contains a naturally occurring sugar – from about three to five grams per 100ml. However if a manufacturer uses older coconut water, especially if it’s not organic, much of the delicate sweetness of the coconut water has deteriorated and sugars need to be added to enhance the sweetness. Palm sugar and coconut syrup are used for this purpose and are often labelled as “natural”. Look for high sugar contents on the nutritional labels of coconut water which will indicate that sugar has been added.

CoCo Joy coconut water is completely free of added sugars and the unwanted additional calories that come with them. As our coconut water is organic, it is sweet enough in its original pure form!

Added “natural” flavours

If a manufacturer is using mature coconuts to make coconut water it will have an unpleasant, acidic tang. Artificial flavours need to be added to bump up the taste, which seriously detracts from its nutritional benefits. Check to make sure that any flavouring used is from natural coconut juice - young, organic coconut water tastes so good that it doesn’t need chemical enhancing! CoCo Joy coconut water is completely free of chemical flavouring.

Using coconut water concentrate

Just as orange juice can be made from reconstituted concentrate, so too can coconut water. This is done by heating raw coconut water to reduce it to a syrup, then adding water to it before bottling. Importing coconut water syrup saves money for the manufacturer. Products made from coconut water concentrate may still be labelled as 100% natural, even though the heating

process destroys nutrients and beneficial enzymes naturally found in young coconut water. Dipping whole coconuts in chemicals for transport:

Many non-organic coconuts are treated with known carcinogens such as formaldehyde, in order to survive transportation before processing. These toxic chemicals may contaminate the coconut flesh and water in a harmful way.

The CoCo Joy difference

With CoCo Joy you’re on to a good thing! Take our 100% organic Tetra-packed CoCo Joy Coconut Water as an example. No fertilizers, chemicals, flavours, or colours have ever touched the fruit used to make this delicious product. In addition, the factories which produce it are 100% sustainable, so you know it’s good, for you and the environment! Just pure, undiluted health – straight from the coconut to you!

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