A one-month supply of coconut water!
Save money and help save the environment with the greenest coconut water on Earth—since it's powdered coconut water, you just add water to have a delicious treat anywhere and anytime!
We dehydrate 100% organic coconut water at the source, saving energy and preventing wasteful bottles and cans. We don't add any preservatives, so you get only the natural nutrients found in fresh organic coconuts straight off the tree, with more electrolytes and minerals than a banana or 15 sports drinks.
Suggested Use: Mix about 4 teaspoons of powder into 8oz of water for a refreshing, replenishing tropical beverage. For a sweeter or lighter drink, vary the concentration as desired. Coconut water powder can also be used to sweeten smoothies and dessert recipes while adding an electrolyte boost! 1 16oz bag contains approximately 32 servings.
Customize to your taste, using as little or as much as you like for flavor ranging from "light and refreshing" to "smooth and sweet."
• The world's most eco friendly coconut water
• Delicious, refreshing coconut water in a convenient easy-to-use format: just add water!
• Created by sustainable small-holder farmers in Indonesia
• Almost 2x's the Potassium of a banana
• Good source of Vitamin C
• Replenishes Potassium and Magnesium (crucial for cardiovascular and muscular function)
• B Vitamins
• Source of Anti-aging Phytohormones
• Quick source of energy
• Fiber and amino acids slow down absorption of sugars
• Supplies minerals and trace minerals, including Manganese, Phosphorous, Calcium, Sodium, Iron, Zinc, Selenium, Iodine, Sulfur, Boron, and Molybdenum
The Essential Living Foods Difference
We go beyond ‘fair trade’ standards, sourcing products from farmers who care and live on their own land, and we pay them above-market wages, which allows them to improve their lives and empower their communities. Paying above-market rates also gives us better quality control, giving us the selection of only the freshest young coconuts.
Our 100% Organic coconuts are a unique variety, with a lighter, more floral taste than most of the non-organic Brazilian coconuts used by the big coconut water brands.
All of our coconuts are cultivated and processed by a cooperative village network of thousands of small-holder farmers, living in bio-diverse multi-crop food forests. These same types of farms were the original inspiration for the sustainable permaculture movement. Whether gathering coconuts or harvesting sap for coconut sugar, these innovative farmers truly practice ‘sustainability’, using every part of the coconut and its “tree of life” to preserve the trees and their inter-connected ecosystem.
In addition to fair trade earnings, our farmers have received training in product diversity and value- added processing, rare and valuable skills in these remote communities that typically must sell their products on the open market at very low, unsustainable prices. In particular, the diverse multi-crop system they use protects them from fluctuations in the global market. Since our farmers grow more than one type of crop – things like vanilla, cacao, coffee, bananas, and papaya – a change in the coconut market or harvest will not devastate them, allowing them to retain ownership of their land and command better prices in desperate times. Training in processing their products (fermenting cacao, drying bananas, etc) also allows them to earn more at market.
Traditionally, these farmers are from some of the worlds most impoverished communities – unable to afford even school supplies for their children. Today, with fair-trade support they are able to buy
97% of the delicious liquid inside a freshly cracked coconut is simply H2O...pure water. Shipping that heavy and expensive water halfway around the world is an incredibly extravagant waste (along with the energy used to refrigerate all those bottles on trucks and at the store). To top it all off, tons of plastic is wasted in bottling the stuff—why bother? We dehydrate the coconut water in Bali where the coconuts originate. The remaining powder (just 3% of the original weight of the coconut water) is what gives coconut water its incredible flavor and electrolyte nutrition...and once you add water, it makes for incredibly hydrating refreshment.
To make this amazing product, fresh young organic coconuts are harvested at the peak of ripeness (flavor is impacted by ripeness, so timing is crucial). The coconuts are transported to a central processing facility, where they are cracked open and emptied through a simple strainer into a stainless steel tank. The coconut water is then mixed with a small amount of tapioca dextrose as it is injected as a mist into a heated tank, evaporating the water and settling the coconut electrolytes and fruit sugars into a fine powder.
Contents & Benefits
A few spoonfuls of coconut water powder, mixed with fresh local water, provide a variety of crucial electrolytes, vitamins, natural sugars, and fiber, all in a beverage shown to be assimilated more easily than sports drinks or even plain water.
Vitamins and Minerals
Coconut water replenishes minerals (a.k.a. "electrolytes"), particularly Potassium, providing 2-4 times more than your average banana. Coconut water also replenishes Manganese and Magnesium. Not only is Potassium important for proper muscle function and cramp prevention, Potassium and Magnesium are known to play a role in cardiovascular health. Coconut water also provides crucial trace elements like zinc, selenium, iodine, sulfur, boron, and molybdenum, mostly drawn from the volcanic soil of Bali. Coconut water also replenishes Phosphorous, Calcium, Sodium and Iron, and is a good source of Vitamin C and Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), as well as several other B vitamins (B1, B3, B5, B6, B7 and B9).
Mineral Content in 240gm / 1 cup:
Calcium 57.6mg, 6% RDA
Iron 0.7mg, 4% RDA
Magnesium 60.0mg, 15% RDA
Phosphorus 48.0mg, 5% RDA
Potassium 600mg, 17% RDA
Sodium 252mg, 11% RDA
Zinc 0.2mg, 2% RDA
Copper 0.1mg, 5% RDA
Manganese 0.3mg, 17% RDA
Selenium 2.4mcg, 3% RDA
Coconut water provides a quick dose of carbohydrates, perfect for replenishing energy reserves during or after exercise. The carbs consist mostly of glucose (50%), then sucrose (35%), followed by fructose (15%).
Protein & Fiber
Unlike a pure liquid sugar (like a sports drink), our coconut water also contains a wide variety of amino acids and dietary fiber that that help slow down absorption of carbs.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, nor is this information meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or
prevent any disease.