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Coconut Water Nature’s miracle health drink Chemistry, Health Benefits, Packaging, Storage and Technologies : A Review

Sunil, L. and Prakruthi, Appaiah and Prashant Kumar, P. K. and Gopala Krishna, A. G. (2020) Coconut Water Nature’s miracle health drink Chemistry, Health Benefits, Packaging, Storage and Technologies : A Review. Indian Coconut Journal. pp. 17-25.

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Abstract

Coconut water is a natural, nutritious, health, and therapeutic drink from coconut palm trees. The main nutrients of coconut water are minerals, sugars, protein, fat, and other minor nitrogenous and phenolic compounds, vitamins, etc. Coconut water has a typical flavor of coconuts due to deltalactone and has polyphenol oxidase, peroxidase, and some other enzymes. The composition of coconut water depends on many factors such as soil, nut maturity, variety, and climate. Coconut water is classified as tender coconut water (TCW) and mature coconut water (MCW). TCW has been mainly used as a natural drink while MCW is usually discarded. MCW showed much better in hypolipidemic action in cholesterol-fed rats than TCW according to studies in experimental rats and therefore may be carefully collected and bottled for use also as a health drink. The healing therapies of tender coconut water have been scientifically proven. Experimental studies involving humans and animals showed that TCW can be used to prevent oxidative stress, provide antioxidant activity, prevent lipid peroxidation activity, improve lipid profile, control blood pressure, improve cardio protective activity, provide antiinflammatory effects, diarrhea therapy, to increase hemoglobin levels, anti-diabetic effects and antithrombotic activities and probably many more.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: coconut water, health beverage antioxidant activity
Subjects: 600 Technology > 07 Beverage Technology
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 33 Nuts > 01 Coconut
Divisions: Plant Cell Biotechnology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2021 11:20
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2021 11:20
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/14782

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