Coconuts are the fruit of the coconut palm, native to countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. They can also be found throughout South and Central America as well as the Caribbean. While the coconut is a simple dry nut composed of inner fibers, inside lies white, fleshy edible coconut meat, along with, refreshing coconut water.
The coconut palm has been called the “tree of life” because it offers a source of food, drink, oil, medicine, fiber, timber, thatch, mats, fuel, and domestic utensils for the local populations where it is grown.
While coconuts have many uses including pure coconut, coconut cream, and coconut oil, coconut water is among the most popular. Coconut water is naturally filtered for nine months through the dense fibers of the coconut creating a nutritious, pure, and refreshing isotonic beverage that can be mixed with just about any other flavor or fruit without dominating the taste or color.
Coconut water, (also called coconut juice) is not only refreshing and cool,but it also has five essential electrolytes, including more potassium than a banana. It has no added sugars, fat, cholesterol or preservatives, and is significantly lower in calories than many other juices.
Because coconut water is 100% juice and is extremely versatile, it can stand alone as a refreshing drink, or can be blended to make tropical drinks, teas, coffee, sauces, cocktails, smoothies, and can even be used as a cooking medium, broth, or marinade. Additionally, coconut water is regarded as a natural sports drink because it helps to replace lost electrolytes from exercise or illness.
iTi offers single strength coconut water, coconut water concentrate, organic coconut water concentrate as well as organic Fair trade coconut water concentrate. Products are 100% natural, GMO free, Kosher-certified, manufactured under a certified quality system in an FDA registered facility and do not contain artificial color, flavors, or preservatives.
Coconut Water Presentation at Juice Summit, Antwerp, Belgium, October 2015