What is Coconut Water Exactly?

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You know what water is and you know what coconuts are, but what exactly is coconut water? And no, it’s not water infused with coconuts, or special water for watering coconut palms.

The coconut, fruits of the coconut palm tree, may not make you monetarily rich like the song “I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts” suggests, but it is the source of coconut water, which is rich in helpful ingredients.

Read on to learn more about what coconut water is and where it comes from.

What is Coconut Water?
Coconut water is a clear liquid with what some describe a nut-flavor. For Southeast Asian nations, who also harvest coconuts for their flesh, oil, and milk, coconut water has long been a prevalent staple.  In Central America, coconut water is called “agua de pipa” or “water pipe.”

Coconut water, a nutritious, natural drink, is one of the highest sources of electrolytes known to man. Specifically, coconut water contains minerals like magnesium and potassium, even more than what’s found in a banana. Additionally, it contains no fat or cholesterol and is very low in calories, which are mostly from natural sugars.

Where Does Coconut Water Come From?
Coconut water is found in the cavity of the coconut you see when you crack one open. As a coconut matures, the white flesh absorbs and replaces coconut water, which is also absorbed into the air. Therefore, coconut water must be found in young, green coconuts which are generally still attached to the tree.

This differs from coconut milk or cream. Coconut milk is made by boiling equal amounts of water and shredded coconut together until foamy, then straining, while coconut cream is made in a similar fashion but with a higher shredded coconut to water ratio.

What is PHENOM™ Coconut Water?
PHENOM™ is made from 100% natural coconut water, contains no artificial flavors , preservatives or added sugars, is low in calories, and contains zero cholesterol. And the best part, it’s fused with GNC power for more benefits.

Now that you know what coconut water is, learn more about the different PHENOM™ products.

137 Responses to “What is Coconut Water Exactly?”

  1. Ray says:

    I love coconut water and drink it daily. It’s nice to see another brand come out and can’t wait to try it! It’s really the natural sports drink.

  2. Raymond says:

    I think I would be willing to give it a try.

  3. Melynda O'Hair says:

    Looks tasty. Can’t wait to try it.

  4. Sajy says:

    Phenom has the energy needed everyday. Natural sugar does not cause any bad taste or any health problems. Try for yourself and you be the judge…..

  5. Sajy says:

    Wonderful energy drink…..

  6. amanda blanco says:

    this coconut water sounds good and i would love to try it. it has lots of vitamins.i want to try the energy one.

  7. sarah says:

    thanks for the information i love coconut and the smell of coconut lotion just make you think of the beach so i would be so excited to be able to sample this it’s got to be good it’s coconut

  8. Miral Gandhi says:

    I really want to try this

  9. Don Fon says:

    I would love to try this coconut water. I was born in the Philippines and we regularly drink coconut juice.

  10. Barbara says:

    would love 2 try it : )

  11. gaurav says:

    Coconut water not only satiates thirst but also leaves a sweet taste on brain and heart.

  12. stella says:

    How different is it from all the other drinks that are supposed to be good for you?





  15. kat says:

    i have heard so much coconut oils, milk and water. i have seen it in some stores. ive womdered the benefits that your body benefits from it. does this help you lose weight? i realize that it is low in calories and it could reduce caloric intake. what other benefits does it provide?

  16. erinn says:

    i have ALWAYS wanted to try coconut water!!! the benefits of it sound amazingly worth looking into!

  17. freda kinsey says:

    I have been interested in coconut water for some years now. the first time I had it was in Africa. It is the most refreshing drink you can ever drink. God knows what He is doing.
    one ?. since it has a potent amount of electrolytes why do you add to it?
    I have had many coconut waters. this brand is the worst I’ve ever tasted.

  18. Jackie Kang says:

    I love coconut water especially after a workout. It’s natural and it contains the electrolytes that I need and some added flavor.

  19. olga says:

    I would love to try it… never have :O)

  20. Lorpu Bellmon says:

    Coconut water is like nature’s best sport’s drink!

  21. Simone says:

    I did not know that the water could only be harvested from young coconuts. I love the benefits of coconut water!

  22. Christian T Posadas says:

    this is a good idea to infuse coconut water with other key ingredients for energy, and healthy well being I’m sure this tastes good!

  23. Kayla says:

    Super excited to try this.

  24. Brooke Hartley says:

    I love coconut water! There are so many health benefits that come along with the good taste!

  25. Jerilee E. says:

    I have been wanting to try this for a while- thank you for this info! I have one question:
    So this coconut water is what we would find inside a coconut that we would buy in the store? Or is that different? I know that the store bought coconut isn’t ‘young’- but it usually has some liquid inside. Is it less nutritious the longer it has been in there?

  26. Brooke Carington says:

    It will be nice to see what it tastes like. I usually have to go to the asian section in the market for coconut juice. Hmmm…Will try it out.

  27. Jessica B says:

    very interesting…the pineapple peach sounds yummy

  28. stacey says:

    I would love to try your coconut water!!! It sounds and looks delish!!

  29. Les says:

    I love coconut water, but never realized how healthy it is!

  30. Les says:

    And it tastes great!

  31. Christine says:

    Is this product pasturized? And if it is how does that effect the benifits?

  32. Shelby says:

    this sounds really healthy and like a great alternative to sports drinks!! i’m wondering though…is the flavor bland like water or more coconuty like shredded coconut?

  33. Kristen says:

    Sounds great!

  34. shyla says:

    My family is from Fiji and when I was younger my parents would crack open a coconut and feed it to us. I hated the taste, but always felt more energized after drinking it. Now, I love coconut water and drink it every chance I get! Someone told me that it’s better than water for hydration because it has a plasma in it that is similar to that in our body.

  35. Crystal Alderslice says:

    Thank you for this article - I always wondered what coconut water was ! Now I know :)

  36. Katherine @ Neon Blonde Runner says:

    I can’t believe there is such a great option with such high Potassium and Magnesium content, I REALLY can’t wait to try it!!
    It’s hard to find drinks with such great content that also taste great and are lower calorie like this one.

  37. Anna McMullen says:

    I had no idea how healthy coconut water is . the highest in Electrolytes. Also, I didn’t know it was a clear liquid. I had always thought of it being think and white.
    Thanks for the information.

  38. Mare says:

    it sounds like a smart choice over most sports drinks out there.

  39. Caitlin says:

    I cant wait to hydrate with coconut water!

  40. Kristy Wilson says:

    sounds tasty!

  41. Tiare Glover says:

    This is great information. I’ve been hearing about this a lot and was wondering what the fuss was all about! Can’t wait to try all the flavors.

  42. Kathy Myers says:

    I love the idea that there are no added sugars or preservatives. This is something I would use while working out.

  43. Kristi says:

    When you say it is fused with “GNC” power, does that mean it is NCAA safe?

  44. Carol D. says:

    WOW! The PHENOM Coconut Water sounds SO Hawaiian! Can’t wait to receive my FREE sample-thanks! Looking forward to trying it! :)

  45. Angel Whatt says:

    I have always loved coconut.. I have never tried cocnut water though. Can’t wait to try your product :)

  46. Donna Jeffers says:

    It’s interesting to learn about healthier water and my Grandmother always said coconut was good for you.

  47. Rick Lewis says:

    I have heard of coconut water and have seen it called for in recipes, but have never tried it.
    I have never heard of PHENOM, until now, and would love to try the free sample.

  48. momof2 says:

    Not a big fan of coconut water but i am willing to try it. My son loves coconut water and i am sure he will love this! it is great before and after soccer games!

  49. crystal teague says:

    i like what its made of

  50. Lori says:

    This sounds great. My husband will love trying this coconut water. He loves both. Thank you for the opportunity for my husband to try something new. Hope i can find it near us :)

  51. Tara says:

    This sounds amazing!

  52. Passion Granderson says:

    I’ll definately buy this.

  53. Sarah says:

    I always thought that coconut water turned into coconut milk as the coconut ripened. I had no idea that coconut milk is made with coconut flesh.

    This article mentions that white flesh replaces coconut water as coconuts age, indicating that the volume of coconut water decreases as the coconut matures. Are there any nutritional or flavor differences between the water in a young and a mature coconut?

  54. Ashley says:

    How much phenom should I drink after a 60 minute walk on a 70 degree day?

  55. Jeanann says:

    I’ve been reading so much about coconut water over the past year or so. I’d never really heard of it before. I am curious to try it, for the taste and the benefits.

  56. Karin says:

    I am interested in trying cocunut milk after I go for walks.

  57. D says:

    What is the difference between coconut water and coconut juice?

  58. Yoonsik Park says:

    can i have a coupon?

  59. Allison says:

    Coconut water is also very satisfying to drink, even if you’re not fond of other coconut products. It’s a nice development that more companies are offering coconut water; I just hope they keep its essence intact.

  60. Daphne. says:

    Wow, that’s amazing! I’d love to try this product, it sounds great.

  61. Michelle Duer says:

    Thank You for informing me of what exactly “coconut water” is! For a very long time, I was confusing coconut milk for coconut water. Big mistake! Coconut milk will cause weight gain, exactly the opposite result of what I was trying to acheive! This article, and site in general, is very helpful! Thanks again!!

  62. LOIS BOUKELIF says:

    I Love Coconut Water! I drink it right from the coconut-but that is not always easy to carry into a gym so having it in a container and not loosing any of the nutrients, makes since. looking forward to trying yours!

  63. Kari H. says:

    Wow….I have never tried Coconut Water before but it sounds amazing! I would like to try it!

  64. Deepak Bhat says:

    Coconut Water!!! is always good for health, i came from village side, i know the effects of coconut, its cool down the body quickly and give energy more. Thanks

  65. rem says:

    i have not tried it yet so i cant comment!!!!

  66. zoo crew says:

    I’ve had other brands of coconut water hybrid drinks. looking forward to trying the various flavors.

  67. nancy says:

    like coconut water…

  68. Renee Alfonso says:

    This was very interesting. I’m happy to know what coconut water really is. I will eventually try all of them, but first I’ll try the one for electrolytes. I need this product to feel my best.

  69. J Kuhn says:

    I’ve been wanting to try it. What a great sample!

  70. cindy says:

    It is important to get the right coconut water so the taste and texture are what you like. The ones here sound awesome! Can’t wait to try! :)

  71. Jason C says:

    I’ve never tried coconut water before…but I’m willing to give this a shot based on what I’ve read.

  72. Lori Martinez says:

    I love coconut and i love water, never had the two together and can’t wait to try it!

  73. Tom Lee says:

    never tried this, can’t wait to sample the water

  74. Amber says:

    I love coconut water. I expected it to be nasty at first,but once I tried it,I found that I love it. I prefer it over regular water now. It hydrates better. I’d love to try Phenom. I haven’t seen it locally.

  75. Jen Lee says:

    For peak athletic performance, it’s so much better to go natural with coconut water than to drink dyed sugar water.

  76. Tamekia Hall says:

    im from the islands of jamaica and I used to drink coconut water if not everyday very frequently. i used to blend the “meat” as we sometimes call it to make our own coconut milk which we use as an ingredient in island dish rice and peas. I also use to boil the hardened pulp from the dry coconuts with sugar to make a candy we call coconut drops. since i live in the states i cant get fresh coconuts like im used to but i buy them in the cans which is almost as good as the real deal. in my country they mix it with lime sometimes and drink it to reduce high blood pressure

  77. Hirbod Behna, says:

    I have never tried coconut water before but i have heard it is delicious. Alsom the store i work at plan to sells it soon so i cant wait to compare

  78. Ming says:

    Always love coconut water , it is so refreshing!!! can’t wait to try it from a box for the first time. Thank you Phenom.

  79. Kris says:

    I think I’ll try a bottle. Since I get a coupon for posting these.

  80. Isabella Smith says:

    I have yet to try coconut water , but have a feeling it’ll be AWESOME. I shall post when I try it :}

  81. Stacie says:

    I’d love to try this. I sweat a lot and wonder if it would replace my electrolytes as well as other sports drinks. I’ll be excited to try something with a different flavor as well.

  82. bradley says:

    been using this for a few weeks now and actually have been feeling better.

  83. lincoln says:

    I have always seen on survivor shows that coconut water is extremely nourishing to the body. But, it can not be substituted for water forever. Is that correct?

  84. Hunter says:

    I have enjoyed several different brands of coconut water, but couldn’t find anything special enough to keep buying. maybe this will be it.

  85. Connie says:

    Love coconut water! Can’t wait for some free coconut water, especially after my daily bike/walk program. THANK YOU PHENOM!!!!! You make me happy:-))

  86. birdie says:

    I tried a different brand of coconut water and thought it was DISGUSTING. I like the *idea* of it, however, and would be open to trying yours!

  87. Bridget says:

    I’ve been hearing so much about coconut water lately, so I’d really like to try it!

  88. Gina says:

    I’ve had different brands of coconut water before and have always been pleased with the taste and the benefits. I actually did most of my marathon training drinking coconut water instead of sports drinks! I’m always willing to try new brands because it may be my next favorite.

  89. Connie says:

    Didn’t know coconut water had electrolytes in it!

  90. debra says:

    Cant wait to try it. heard it helps with soo many things.

  91. Melody Cole says:

    This sounds really good!!

  92. Angel Tyler says:

    I am so interested in trying this!

  93. ZmanFitness says:

    This sounds pretty good! I drink Zico now but I’m always looking for something new.

  94. Becky says:

    Coconut water is such a great and nutritious form of beverage. I highly enjoy and recommend it.

  95. Elle says:

    I like to cook with coconut water, it makes rice taste great. Follow on twitter @ CleverlyChangin

  96. Lisa says:


    My husband and I spend alot of time outdoors… I would be very interested in trying your product… I love the benefits and cant wait to experience the taste.
    Thank you,

  97. Jennifer says:

    I have yet to try coconut water , but im exciteddd.

  98. MICHELLE says:

    just read about health benefits of coconut water. I’ve never had it and would love to try it, especially for free!

  99. Leah Marie says:

    Until today, I had never heard of coconut water, but now I can’t wait to try it! Yumm!

  100. Karla T says:

    I love that it is high in potassium since I am sensitive to bananas. It’s interesting how the health benefits of coconuts are being rediscovered lately. Virgin coconut oil has a lot of health benefits too. I can’t wait to try this product.

  101. Alison Gittelman says:

    Interesting. As kids we would eat the white part of the coconut, but never thought to drink the water! Would love to give it a try. I’m always looking for natural ways to increase my potassium intake since I don’t like bananas.

  102. Claudia Centeo says:

    I love coconut water, when I was a child I used to drink it, but her was hard to find it until recently yeah love it

  103. Kayla Prince says:

    I’m not a fan of the texture of coconuts but I would love to try coconut water!

  104. Robyn L says:

    first I’ve heard of Coconut water but willing to try it; actually want to try it because
    of the no calories/no sugar. Thanks.

  105. LINDA says:

    I would love to try the “coconut water”… I have traveled to many places and drank str8 out the coconut and I would like to see how close this will come and I am sure it is going to be very refreshing……cant wait to try it

  106. Georgia says:

    This sounds like a drink that I want to try for sure.

  107. adrienne says:

    Def want to try this! How do I know which one of the coconut waters is best for me/what I need? The antiox sounds interesting.

  108. Kim Thompson says:

    I would love to try. Electrolytes are great after a workout. What is the GNC power you mention?

  109. Kelly D says:

    I recently started drinking coconut water for the health benefits. With some hesitation and began to enjoy it and haven’t stopped drinking it.

  110. Sheila Hall says:

    I hope I enjoy the coconut water for you may have a new consumer.

  111. Stephanie says:

    I’ve found that coconut water keeps my skin, nails and hair shiny and healthy. It’s a great way to hydrate! Just in time for summer!

  112. Melanie P says:

    Coconut Water! Sounds refreshing, soothing, almost in a romatic kind of way. Just what I need after a L-O-N-G, BUTT KICKING workout! Give me a hydro, energy, pick me up with Multi-Vitamins. What else could you really ask for? Sounds PERFECT!

  113. PHYLLIS says:

    I will like to try it.

  114. Ed Gwynn says:

    This stuff works wonders for hang overs!

  115. James maxey says:

    I was just wondering what coconut water was. I’m starting to learn how and what benies there are with coconut water. Thanx for the expanded knowledge on this.
    I now feel mote smarter now for it.

  116. Insomneroid says:

    i would love to try this!

  117. cocoNUT says:

    I think this would go great with my peanut better coconut sandwich!!! I would love to try it.

  118. Madison Block says:

    I haven’t tried this yet, but what a great article full of information!!! I would love to try some of this product, as I am not a big fan of gaterade or powerade this would be a great alternative when trying to refuel from my workouts!!! Not to mention, I LOVE COCONUT, so all in all I think that this would be a perfect fit for me! :)

  119. joanna says:

    sound like something I would try out

  120. Elise says:

    My hot yoga instructor recommended coconut water after our workout. Nice to see you have one wit electrolytes as well. Much more refreshing than water in same proportion.

  121. Tammy says:

    Wow! Great information on the product. This would be a great product to tryo out after a workout for refueling the body.

  122. Josh Revels says:

    Tastes great! My friend had some and got me to try it…it blew me away! I keep my fridge stocked:)

  123. Oyate McGhan says:

    Are there any nursing moms out there who has tried this drink for a while? I would like to know if it has had an affect on your baby’s bowel movements. How often do you drink it and how long have you been taking it? What are the results from drinking coconut water and what are they?

  124. JOHN says:

    its a very healthy drink from the purest places the coconut. very good for your mind, body and soul. try some today you wont be disappointed!!!

  125. John says:

    Cant wait to try it.

  126. Kristen says:

    If you are better than Naked Juice’s cocnut water then I will becomea devotd customer…hehe!<3

  127. ruben lujan says:

    This is my favorite water! i absolutely love it!

  128. SD says:

    Good article. I’ve been wondering exactly what coconut water is and how it compares to coconut milk. I’m not a huge fan of coconut flavor but I’m fine with a moderate amount of it, so I’d like to give it a try.

  129. Andy says:

    I always wanted to try coconut water.

  130. john says:

    sounds like an awesome product

  131. Michelle says:

    cant wait drink and taste …

  132. Angela P says:

    never tried it before but the hydration and mega V kind sounds like a nice healthy drink to keep someone hydrated and feeling good.

  133. Danielle Patterson says:

    I love that coconut water has electrolytes and I love that PHENOM’s coconut water has no added sugars! I can’t wait to try it.

  134. Danielle Patterson says:

    Very informative article. I still like coconut milk but can’t wait to try PHENOM’s coconut water!!

  135. Steve says:

    Since I go to a gym on a regular basis, Phenom sounds like it would be the best thing to drink during and after a work-out I am looking forward to trying it out!

  136. Torri Childs says:

    oohhh…i really wanna try this !!!:)

  137. eddy says:

    this is kewl

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