The water of tender coconut (TCW) is a sterile, nutritious and thirst quenching health drink. It possesses therapeutic properties. The TCW has a calorifi c value of 17.4 per 100gm.
TCW is rich in potassium and other minerals. Sugars form an important constituent of the TCW. The concentration of sugars in the nut water steadily increases from about 1.5 per cent to 5-5.5 per cent in the early months of maturation and then slowly falls reaching about 2 per cent at the stage of the full maturity of the nut.