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Are Gold Coconuts Superior to Green Coconuts?
Posted by: Tai ()
Date: March 12, 2018 03:27PM

Green coconuts have a green shell. Gold coconuts have a gold/yellow shell.

I have heard from two suppliers of the water that the gold coconut water is superior to the green coconut water, in terms of nutrition. The taste is only slightly sweet and rich, without a typical coconut flavor.

I have never seen fresh Gold coconuts sold in the United States, but the bottled water is sold here.

Here is some info


The King Coconut
The King Coconut is indigenous to Sri Lanka, an island known as The Pearl of the Indian Ocean for its natural beauty. This special nut is aptly named 'King' for not only it's richer taste, but also for being a coconut variant with naturally occurring electrolyte levels that is very similar to our blood plasma, making it the perfect hydrating drink. Boldly boasting a golden husk, the King Coconut is widely known in the native country to be vastly superior to the green coconut in its reputation as a refreshing and rejuvenating drink

Prized for millennia for its nutritive and curative (Ayurvedic) powers, the King Coconut water is perhaps nature's most healthful essence. It is truly a labor of love from Mother Earth.



As much potassium as one and a half bananas

The same amount of magnesium as a serving of avocado

An amount of phosphorous equivalent to a half cup of beans

Two-thirds of a cup of milk’s worth of calcium

More than twice as much vitamin C compared to other coconut waters

8 oz of water contains 15% RDA of calcium, potassium and phosphorous


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Re: Are Gold Coconuts Superior to Green Coconuts?
Posted by: Tai ()
Date: March 12, 2018 03:31PM


Coconut water as blood plasma alternative?
In an absolute emergency, coconut water can be used as an alternative to blood plasma, but you're much better off just drinking it.
Coconut water as blood plasma alternative?
Tuesday 9th December 2014 12:57 pm

Would you reckon it’s outrageous to claim that coconut water is identical to human plasma – and so, you can inject it directly into the bloodstream?

Like all good myths, this has an element of truth, buried inside the lies.

Coconut water is the liquid inside a young coconut.

In the Solomon Islands the coconut is an essential part of their diet. The locals describe six distinct stages of the coconut as it develops. But to make it easy, let’s say a young coconut is about seven months old – that’s when they have the maximum amount of water relative to the coconut flesh. (By the way, coconut water is very different from coconut milk. Coconut milk is the emulsion of the freshly grated coconut combined with the coconut water.)

If the shell of the coconut has not been cracked, the coconut water inside is usually sterile – that is, free of bacteria and the like. So if its constituents are very similar to blood, could it be injected safely into people, to replace fluid loss?

Back in 1942, Dr Pradera in Havana, Cuba filtered coconut water and injected it into the veins of 12 children, at rates of around one-to-two litres per 24 hours. He reported no adverse reactions.

It is also claimed that, during World War Two, both the British in Sri Lanka and the Japanese in Sumatra regularly used coconut water when the standard intravenous fluids ran out. However, this is just anecdotal – it was never reported formally in the peer-reviewed medical literature.

In 1954, three doctors – Eisman, Lozano and Hager – combined the findings from their research. Between them, they had administered coconut water intravenously to 157 patients in Thailand, the USA and in Honduras – the majority, 136, being in Honduras. Out of 157 patients, 11 (that’s about 7 per cent) had reactions to the coconut water. These reactions included fever, itchiness, headache and tingling in the hands. Some unspecified number of patients also suffered aching sensations along the veins into which the coconut water was infused. This was thought to be due to the high potassium levels of coconut water.

And this brings us to the claim that coconut water is identical to blood plasma. It isn’t.

(There are two different “lots” of water in your body – the water inside your cells, and the water outside your cells.)

Human blood is about 55 per cent salty water, and about 45 per cent cells – overwhelmingly red blood cells with a tiny sprinkling of white blood cells and the like. The red blood cells give blood its red colour.

The salty water, called plasma, is a clear slightly yellowish liquid, with high levels of sodium, low levels of potassium, and trace amounts of other minerals. Genuine intravenous fluids are manufactured to have high sodium and low potassium.

Coconut water is not identical to the plasma. Instead, it is closer to the liquid inside the red blood cells, with low sodium and high potassium – the exact opposite. Everywhere in your body, when you compare the liquid inside your hundreds of trillions of cells with the liquid outside these cells, the levels of sodium and potassium are opposite. In fact, each cell has myriads of sodium and potassium pumps to shove the sodium outside, and the potassium inside.

Coconut water has about one-fortieth the sodium level of plasma, while the potassium level is about 10-15 times higher. But besides the high potassium, coconut water is also loaded with calcium and magnesium, which means it’s definitely not suitable for patients with kidney failure, severe burns, etc. Another problem is that it is much more acidic than human plasma. The bottom line is that coconut water is not identical to human plasma.

However, in an emergency, coconut water can be used. One case in the recent medical literature involved a man who had recently suffered a stroke – in the remote Solomon Islands. He had difficulty in swallowing, choked on both liquids and solids and repeatedly vomited them up. He was rehydrated with regular IV fluids, and fed via a tube directly into his stomach. After 36 days in hospital, he could no longer tolerate the feeding tube. Unfortunately, the hospital had run out of IV fluids, and because of its remoteness, would not get supplies for two days.

Over these next two days, the doctors infused about two-and-a-half litres of coconut water, to tide him over the crisis. He recovered the ability to swallow, and was discharged from hospital on day 39.

So while coconut water is flavour of the month in food-fad land, taking it intravenously might be one step too far!

tags: Diet and Nutrition | Science | Science and Technology

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