The highly mineral-charged coconut water acts to detoxify the kidneys, which indirectly affects its neighbors, the reproductive organs. This nature’s sport drink with natural flavours along with five essential electrolytes, more potassium than a banana, low acidity, no fat, no sugar added, and no cholesterol keeps you cool during this steaming summer. More health benefits of this nature’s delight can be found here and here. With so many amazing and nutritious benefits coconut plam in Sanskrit is called kalpa vriksha, which translates as “the tree which provides all the necessities of life”. In Malay, the coconut is known as pokok seribu guna, “the tree of a thousand uses”. In the Philippines, the coconut is commonly given the title “Tree of Life”.
Coconut is yet another nature’s treat with both culinary and non culinary uses. Almost all every part of the tree is of some human use. Botanically, a coconut is a simple dry nut. Fresh, sweet, luscious, gratifying and delish water is enclosed in a hard outer shell in coconuts. This is one of the nature’s charisma or the nature’s way of pampering. Coming to coconut water, the water of tender coconut, technically the liquid endosperm, is the most nutritious wholesome beverage that the nature has provided for the people of the tropics to fight the sultry heat. The water of tender coconut carry in numerable health benefits with it. “It’s a natural isotonic beverage with the same level of electrolytic balance as we have in our blood. It’s the fluid of life, so to speak,” says Mr. Morton Satin Chief of FAO’s Agricultural Industries and Post Harvest Management Service.
The above picture is going to participate in Click:April 2009 Spring/Autumn by Jai and Bee of Jugalbandi. You can have a look at the received entries to the event here.