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coconut water ingredients?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 19, 2011 at 2:07 AM

Do you feel any difference? With drinking the cheaper brand or expensive one? I find at publix 89 cents for a can of some.

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on November 05, 2011
at 12:30 AM

Thanks for not loving coconut water! I think it tastes awful, and that was from coconuts I bought whole and opened. Of course, I don't really like coconut milk much either, and usually only have it as a minor ingredient in a recipe.

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on October 19, 2011
at 12:51 PM

I buy the Zico Natural in the large carton from Trader Joes - it's a good price, maybe $3 for a liter and it's nothing but 100% coconut water. I tried other brands and different price points but keep coming back to the Zico. Tastes the best to me..

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on October 19, 2011
at 02:45 PM

Can I ask why people drink coconut water? I tried some a few months (pre-paleo) and found it nauseating (then again I found red meat nauseating a few months ago too). What are the benefits?

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on November 05, 2011
at 12:30 AM

Thanks for not loving coconut water! I think it tastes awful, and that was from coconuts I bought whole and opened. Of course, I don't really like coconut milk much either, and usually only have it as a minor ingredient in a recipe.

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on November 05, 2011
at 02:00 AM

I don't know about 'feel any difference', but i can taste a difference. Assuming they are all 100% natural, with nothing added, I can only guess that the difference in taste comes down to three factors; 1. coconut source/type 2. coconut age 3. how it is processed (or not processed).

I have tried water from an actual young/green coconut & did not find it that palatable, may be it was a 'bad one', but i don't think so. I have also tried canned stuff, not too great either. The best i have tasted so far is Nudie 100% pure ( http://www.nudie.com.au/CoconutWater/Products/Straight-Up.aspx ).

I'm guessing the age of the coconut will affect the sugar content & therefore the taste.

Having said all that, I only drink it rarely when i am after a quick low fructose sugar (carb) hit.

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on October 22, 2011
at 12:06 AM

I found this awesome brand "Blue Monkey" on Amazon.com, 24 pack for $27 free shipping recurring once monthly Osu

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on October 19, 2011
at 05:12 PM

Some of them don't even have what they claim is in there... http://news.consumerreports.org/health/2011/08/coconut-water-label-claims-questioned-by-consumerlabcom-tests.html (Sad that my Amy's brand I adore isn't part of that study).

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on October 19, 2011
at 02:56 PM

My local Sprouts farmer's market has 22oz cans for $1.50.

1 single ingredient: 100% coconut water (not from concentrate)

Zico is from concentrate, just so you know.

What are the benefits? Coconut water is rich in minerals/electrolytes.

When I first tried it, I was like ggmm. I thought it was nauseating. But then I pictured myself on a deserted island and thirsty as a mofo and I had just climbed up a coconut tree to get one and bust it open under a blazing hot sun. Then I took a sip. It was much more delicious that way.

Just keep in mind that CW is fairly high in sugar.

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on October 19, 2011
at 03:09 AM

A lot of the brands at grocery stores seem to have added sugar, sulphites and/or other preservatives. Check the ingredients list on the can. I found one called "PURE Coconut Water" at Whole Foods - $1.50 for 500mL.

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