Thursday, June 21, 2012

I try: new C Coconut Water


I’ve been a huge fan of drinking coconut water on a regular basis after discovering it in Vanuatu a few years ago. Admittedly over there it was a matter of just cracking open a fresh, young coconut on the spot, but many of the tetrapak-ed versions that have flooded onto the market since then have been almost as yum. AND good for you.
For those of you that have been living under a rock for the past couple of years; coconut water is the fluid that’s found in the cavity of the coconut when you crack it open – and one of the healthy and beauty industries’ biggest buzzes of late. It contains no fat and is very low in calories - about 50 calories for just one cup, most of them from natural sugars. In addition to water and sugar, coconut water also contains some minerals such as potassium and magnesium. In fact, as many a website will all tell you; coconut water has more potassium than a banana! This makes it a great choice for glugging post-exercise or when you have a hangover or tummy bug as it replaces a lot of what you have lost.
The latest brand to cross my desk is called C Coconut Water, which is 100 per cent organic and one of the best I’ve tasted yet. Supping on a pack regularly will fuel your body, help boost your immune system and act as just a general pick-me-up when you need it, and is a far healthier choice than a sports of energy drink for obvious reasons.
C is the brainchild of Sydney, Australia-based entrepreneurs Adam Abrams and Julian Tobias, along with beverage manufacturing and distribution specialist Zac Jex. The boys spent the last two years travelling the globe to source the best coconut water they could find, deciding that Mexican and Indian coconuts were a little too salty whilst their Thai cousins were a little too sweet, eventually finding the perfect organic one on a remote island on the Western Rim of the Pacific Ocean. Phew! It’s reportedly the clearest, fat-free version out there, and has no colouring, preservatives or additives, which gets a big thumbs up from me. The company is also carbon neutral and supports the local island community where they grow and harvest their coconuts, making it a good ethical choice as well as a rather yum one!
C is available from selected retailers right now and online at www.ccoconutwater.com. Get in there!

4 comments:

  1. Which retailers is this sold at?
    Nicole

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  2. Have a look on their website Nicole - all info should be there! I get mine in Auckland, New Zealand at Farro Fresh : )

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    1. Thanks I will. We have a Farro Fresh here in the Waikato, so I'll look out for it there!

      Nicole

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  3. Farro is my happy place... I spend far too much time there just gazing at the food!

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