The Health Benefits of Coconut Water for Kids

Coconut water is a healthy alternative to sugary or caffeinated drinks, so it’s a great choice for kids. We asked the experts from Chadha Oriental Foods, a member of Grace Foods UK Ltd, to tell us more.

Is coconut water the same as coconut milk?
No, they’re sometimes confused because they’re both popular coconut beverages, but they’re actually distinct products. Coconut water is found naturally in the fruit, while coconut milk is processed from the pulp. The two have different nutritional values and uses in cooking.

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What are the ingredients of coconut water?
Made from the clear liquid inside green coconuts, coconut water is not to be confused with coconut milk, which is made from the water and pulp inside a mature coconut. Over 95 percent of coconut water is just water!

How is coconut water produced?
It’s all a matter of timing. Six or seven months after the coconut fruits emerge, the inside contains mostly water, which can be harvested and drunk. Left to mature, over the next five or six months the coconut water converts to the white nut ‘meat’ which lines the inside of the shell, and can be harvested for use in cooking.

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How many coconuts does it take to produce a litre of coconut water?
It takes between 10 and 12 months for a coconut to mature fully, though coconut water is typically extracted when the fruit is young, around 6 to 7 months of age (though some is also found in mature fruit). On average, a green coconut provides around half to one cup of coconut water. A 240ml cup contains just 46 calories, and has lots of healthy ingredients.

What healthy ingredients are found in coconut water?
Nutrients found in coconut water include the B vitamins Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), pantothenic acid, folic acid, biotin, as well as trace amounts of thiamin (B1), Vitamin C, potassium, and sodium,so it has plenty of health benefits, including antioxidant properties. It’s an ideal form of hydration after exercise, and may help prevent diabetes, kidney stones, high blood pressure and heart problems.

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Should I drink coconut water after exercise?
Coconut water is the ideal drink for hydration after exercise – it replenishes lost electrolytes, the minerals that play important roles in your body, including maintaining proper fluid balance. They include potassium, magnesium, sodium and calcium.

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What other products does Chadha Foods distribute and where do they come from?
Chadha are importers and distributors of leading brands from the Far East ranging from authentic, sauces and ingredients for Chinese, Thai, Malaysian, Indonesian, Singaporean and many other Far Eastern cuisines to coconut water and coconut milk.

Where can I find out more about coconut water and Chadha Foods?
Visit the website at

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