In the tropics, where the coconut grows, it has always played an important role in people's lives, and the water from its fruit is highly prized. In Sri Lanka, a coconut has been growing for centuries, bred specifically as a drinking fruit: The orange-colored King Coconut has little flesh, but a particularly large amount of water, which tastes sweeter than that of other varieties. A few years ago, the tropical specialty was also discovered in Western countries: it was quickly regarded as a fountain of health, and from the USA its reputation spread to Europe. Sales soared; major beverage producers responded to the trend by sourcing from Brazilian producers.
A perfect ingredient for sports drinks and smoothies - rich in magnesium, sodium and potassium.