Thursday, July 23, 2015

Coconut water

Analysis of the coconut water gave the following values: water 95.5, protein 0.1, fat 0.1, mineral mater 0.4, carbohydrate 4.0, calcium 0.02, phosphorus 0.01, iron 0.5 mg/100 g.

The percentage of arginine, alanine, cysteine and serine in the protein is more than those in cow’s milk.

The concentration of total solids at its earliest stages of development is about 2.5 g/100 ml, which increases gradually as the nut ripens, reaching a maximum of about 6 g/100ml at about the seventh month, and then declines.

As a beverage, the water of unripe coconut has the advantage of being sterile. It is aperients, diuretic and anthelmintic.

Coconut water cleanses the body, treats dehydration particularly well, and is very cooling.  Coconut water activates cleaning of the cells can detoxify intracellular mercury and prevents neuro-abiotrophy with neurotransmitter loss. Occasionally by itself or often mixed with coconut milk, it has been used to treat intestinal worms and to relieve stomach troubles and it is said to be particularly useful in cholera cases, as the presence of saline and albumins checks vomiting.

It is also said to diminish rashes caused by small-pox, chicken pox and measles and is thought to be generally beneficial to the skin.
Coconut water

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