Coconut Water Essay

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PROPERTIES, USES, NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS IN HEALTH AND WEALTH AND IN HEALTH AND DISEASE:
ABSTRACT:
Coconut water (coconut liquid endosperm), with its many applications, is one of the world’s most versatile natural product. This refreshing beverage is consumed worldwide as it is nutritious and beneficial for health. There is increasing scientific evidence that supports the role of coconut water in health and medicinal applications. Coconut water is traditionally used as a growth supplement in plant tissue culture/micropropagation. The wide applications of coconut water can be justified by its unique chemical composition of sugars, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and phytohormones 1*(JEAN W. H. YONG, MOLECULES 2009) . Nutrients from coconut water
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It has been successfully used in several parts of the world for oral rehydration, treatment of childhood diarrhea, gastroenteritis and cholera. This juice is mostly consumed locally as fresh in tropical areas since it deteriorates easily once exposed to air. Commercially, it is thermally processed using ultra high temperature (UHT) technology. However, coconut water loses its delicate fresh flavor and some of its nutrients during …show more content…
The edible part of the coconut fruit (coconut meat and coconut water) is the endosperm tissue 3*(JEAN W. H. YONG, MOLECULES 2009). The aqueous part of the coconut endosperm is termed coconut water , whereas coconut milk, also known as “santan” in Malaysia and Indonesia, and “gata” in the Philippines , refers to the liquid products obtained by grating the solid endosperm, with or without addition of water . Coconut water is served directly as a beverage to quench thirst, while coconut milk is usually used as a food ingredient in various traditional cooking recipes. The main components of coconut milk are water (ca. 50%), fat and protein, whereas coconut water contains mainly water (ca. 94%). Unlike coconut water, coconut milk, which is the source of coconut oil, is generally not used in plant tissue culture medium

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