The Magical Coconut
A coconut is not, in fact, a nut, fruit or a seed. Technically, it’s a fibrous one-seed drupe, which is just a scientific way of saying it’s a fruit enclosing a seed. Regardless of how you want to classify a coconut, young green coconuts are a brilliant superfood packaged in beautiful, protective shells.
Fresh young green coconut water is steeped in potassium and electrolytes; so much so that each coconut contains more potassium than a single, large banana. It is so life giving that, during World War II, some doctors gave soldiers pure coconut water intravenously when saline solution was in short supply.