These coconuts are quite intimidating

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Hawaiians refer to coconut water as “Noelani,” (no-way lah-nee) which means ‘mist from the heavens.’ As you sip some coconut water, think Heavenly Mist. Coconut which comes from the flesh of mature, brown coconuts.To collect coconut water, green, immature coconuts are gathered from the coconut tree – native to coastal regions of tropical Southeast Asia – when they reach about 5 months of age. Older (10-12 months), mature coconuts contain less water and are instead used for copra, the dried meat from which coconut milk and coconut oil are produced.Or, maybe it’s your day at the spa and you would enjoy indulging in a Strawberry Piña Colada Smoothie that not only tastes delicious but is good for your gut?

Sweetened tea is mixed with a culture (Kombucha from a previous batch of the fermented tea) and a SCOBY (a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast that grows in the fermenting tea) and fermented for a week to produce an effervescent drink said to help the digestive system and detoxify the body.

To make coconut milk the grated meat of mature coconuts is mixed with water and then run through a juicer. Fermented coconut water is the water from green coconuts that has been fermented using a culture to inoculate the water with various yeasts and beneficial bacteria.

Young, green coconuts contain sweet, flavorful water and are often sold in the tropics by native street vendors with a hole punched into them for a straw. It is made in a process similar to other fermented drinks such as Kombucha and kefir.

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