All About The King Coconut
The King Coconut – What is it?
Known for it’s exquisite taste and nutritional richness, the King Coconut is a natural treasure of the tropics. Unlike the green coconut, which is widely available, the King Coconut is indigenous to Sri Lanka, where it is the favoured choice. It is orange in colour, larger, and contains electrolyte levels closer to human plasma. Rich in sweetness and vitality, it is enjoyed by locals for its truly unique taste and immediate refreshment.
In the old days people valued king coconut water as a nurturing treasure with medicinal properties, and it was widely used on Ayurvedic treatment, the ancient medical system in South Asia. For thousands of years it was valued for its healing properties and used to treat many ailments.
A tradition thus has richly developed in this part of the world, and the King Coconut is a loved beverage of the locals here, known for its unique and exquisite taste and its refreshing hydration in the baking equatorial sun. During a hot day out in the island, you’ll soon find yourself elated to see some fresh tender coconuts, brimming with that precious juice, full of sweetness and vitality. There is nothing more rewarding and fulfilling in that moment, when you finally take a sip. People here know this feeling of abundant hydration all too well.
How is it produced?
A nuanced art around harvesting and selecting king coconuts has evolved on the island, and the seasoned coconut pickers are true artisans of their trade. If you travel along the coast, you might see a coconut picker carefully climbing a coconut tree, perhaps the thousandth he has climbed in his life, his legs neatly perched around the tree, his blade held between his teeth, his capable hands gripping the bark as he ascends. Once at the top, he selects the coconut at optimum maturity, ready to be harvested, and cuts the cluster using his special blade. They are then lowered to the ground using a special rope, so that there is no damage to the harvest.
Coconuts grow in Sri Lanka with very little human intervention, and as such there are no use of fertilisers and pesticides. The farmers ensure a wholesome organic farming process, and enjoy a rich culture around their harvesting.
The best coconuts are grown within a specific region on the island known as the Coconut triangle, which stretches between the towns of Negombo, Colombo and Kurunagala.
Why is it good for you?
One of the main reasons King Coconut Water is such a popular hydrant in the tropics is that it is rich in electrolytes. Electrolytes are minerals such as potassium, sodium, calcium, chloride, magnesium and phosphate, which are essential for our bodies’ function. When we sweat or exercise, whenever exerting our body, we lose electrolytes, exposing our bodies to fatigue and dehydration. Supplying a good source of electrolytes replenishes our supply and is vastly useful.
Research has also suggested that coconut water contains cytokinins that are found to have anti-ageing properties. It also contains naturally occurring bioactive enzymes, such as catalase, dehydrogenase and diastase, which help digestion and metabolism. In addition, it is a good source of B-complex vitamins, such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin and pyridoxine, which are essential to the human body.
What else is special about 100% Pure Organic King Coconut Water?
Our King Coconut Water contains no preservatives or additives, no added sugar, is low in cholesterol and is gluten free, lactose free and vegan.
How do I store it?
It should be stored in a cool dry place, and can last up to a year. Once opened, consume it within two days of opening.
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