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COCONUT WATER

Coconuts grow on large palm trees known scientifically as Cocos nucifera.


Despite the name, the coconut is botanically considered a fruit rather than a nut. Coconut water is the juice found in the centre of a young, green coconut. It helps nourish the fruit. As the coconut matures, some of the juice remains in liquid form while the rest ripens into the solid white flesh known as coconut meat. Coconut water forms naturally in the fruit and contains 94% water and very little fat.


Coconuts take 10–12 months to fully mature. Coconut water typically comes from young coconuts about 6–7 months of age, though it's also found in mature fruit. An average green coconut provides about 0.5–1 cups of coconut water.

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The writer is a distinguished nobleman in the coconut industry with experience spanning ten years.