ZICO Coconut Water
No, the Bike Diva hasn't lost her marbles, ZICO Coconut Water is a terrific product that I just discovered. All natural ZICO is a refreshing alternative to sugar-laden sports drinks. ZICO Coconut Water is best enjoyed cold. I always have a container or two in my refrigerator, waiting for me when I get back from a cycling or running workout. ZICO makes a terrific recovery drink to enjoy after an intense workout.
ZICO is available in three flavors; natural, mango and passion fruit with orange peel. The mango and passion fruit varieties are flavored with 100% natural flavor essences. I don't notice a lot of difference between the three flavors, so I usually just drink the natural flavor. Each 11 ounce container of ZICO contains 670 mg of potassium, 5 essential electrolytes, zero fat, zero cholesterol, zero added sugar, and 60 calories.
Coconut Water VS Coconut Milk
ZICO Coconut Water is harvested from young green coconuts, before they have had a chance to produce any coconut flesh. Coconut water is not to be confused with coconut milk. I usually have a can or two of coconut milk in my pantry since I do a lot of Thai-inspired cooking. Coconut milk is made by combining shredded coconut meat and water, and is high in fat. Coconut milk is great for making cream sauces, and soups, but I would never try drinking it! Commercially available coconut milk is also filled with preservatives.
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The PR representative that sent me samples of ZICO, mentioned that she used 4 containers of ZICO to help get her through her 12 hour labor. She said ZICO, thanks to its low acidity, was gentle on her stomach, and helped to keep up her electrolyte levels. "From yogis, to long-distance runners, to tri-athletes, ZICO is quickly becoming recognized as nature's sports drink," said ZICO Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Rampolla.
Further Information Visit the ZICO website for further information on this unique product: www.zico.com. ZICO retails for approximately $2.00 per 11 ounce container. The website allows you to type in your zip code to find out where ZICO Coconut Water is available in your area.
Lynn Smythe AKA the Bike Diva
My last house had a large coconut tree in the front yard. Every-so-often, the neighborhood kids would beg my husband to crack open a coconut for them, so they could drink the coconut water. I must admit, I never was a fan of fresh coconut water, but I had never tried it cold before. But my husband and I both enjoy drinking ZICO Coconut Water after it's been well chilled. ZICO coconut water can also be used to make smoothies - try blending ZICO with ice, and toss in a sliced banana and a handful of strawberries, for a refreshing fruit drink.