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Week 13 - Coconut Water

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Last week I was listening to SparkPeople Radio, and Karen and Lily were taste-testing coconut water. One of them was trying it for the first time, and I decided that would be my next "new thing" of 2013. I went to our local small-town food co-op and they were out of coconut water, but one of the volunteers said she liked it and liked her husband to drink it since he was always low on potassium, so she'd order some. The truck came in on Thursday and I stopped in and bought 3 cans of Amy & Brian brand All Natural Coconut Juice with Lime. Quite spendy at $3.29 for a 17.5 oz can (2 servings), but our health is worth it, right??? It tasted a little more bland than I expected. It actually reminded me of my first taste of citrus Gatorade, and I'm not much of a Gatorade fan. It's said that coconut water has some great health benefits, so maybe I'll drink it now and then. For taste, I like plain ol' water with a splash of lemon juice better. It was definitely worth giving it a try, though.

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OAXACA1 4/4/2013 9:14AM

    Mnnice, here in Oaxaca we get our coconut water on the road, where at little stands they cut a hole in the coconut and pop in a straw. It is sweet and delicious. I'm guessing that like with many things, the product in the can is nowhere near the real thing. Maybe one day you'll get down here and can sample the real thing!

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SENATOR9 4/4/2013 9:10AM

    never tried but will look for some

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MESEATURTLE 4/4/2013 2:59AM

    Love coconut water!!!!

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NEW-CAZ 4/4/2013 2:54AM

    Great to try new foods etc especially as our palets change over time- I know mine has!

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GOLFLADY11 4/4/2013 12:01AM

    Sounds a little pricey but I'm always looking for new sources of potassium.

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JOYINKY 4/3/2013 10:02PM

    I suspect you are just as well off with your water and lemon. But, fun to try new things!

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THINAGIN2 4/3/2013 9:13PM

    We have to at least try new things so we will know whether we like them or not! I forgot to look for it so will have to keep it in mind.

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LAURELSPARK 4/3/2013 9:12PM

    I agree with you...............plain old water is the best. I love to drink it, filled to the top with ice, out of my Bubba Gump glass........nothing better!

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