Nutty and refreshing, coconut water is a terrific drink for anyone who's trying to be health-conscious. Packed with electrolytes, potassium, and magnesium, Coconut water is an all-natural, gluten-free sports drink without all the added sugars. Available from numerous brands, it can sometimes be hard to pick out the best coconut water to purchase at the grocery store.
So to help you choose, we've ranked our favorite coconut water brands based on taste and how long their ingredient list is.
?1. Best Authentic Thai Coconut Flavor - Taste Nirvana
Run by a father and son out of Thailand, Taste Nirvana uses Thailand's Nam Hom Coconuts that produce outstanding coconut flavor without a ton of additives. The company also takes pride in its sustainability efforts.
2. Best Availability - Vita Coco Original
This popular coconut water is practically found in every grocery store. Sweeter than other brands due to the addition of organic sugar, this not-from-concentrate beverage is super easy to drink on the go after a workout.
Looking for something with a little bit more zing? Try the pineapple flavor for a piña colada inspired beverage.
3. Best No Added Sugar - ZICO Natural
Naturally delicious, ZICO boasts no added sugar, 5 electrolytes, and as much potassium as a small banana. Currently, the brand only sells its original flavor, but once you take a sip, you won't want anything else.
4. Best with Pulp - Amy & Brian Coconut Water With Pulp
This unsweetened, fresh coconut fruit juice drink features a full-flavored, nutty taste. Available in a variety of flavors such as lime, grape, and cinnamon, there's a preference for everyone.
Amy & Brian is best purchased online or at health food stores around the Oklahoma and Arkansas area.
5. Ethically-Conscience - Harmless Harvest Organic
Available in stores and as a subscription model, Harmless Harvest Organic Coconut Water is certified USDA organic, Fair for Life, and tastes great. Working to harvest coconuts ethically, Harmless Harvest strives itself to provide the most environmentally-conscience coconut water on the market.
This post was originally published on December 7, 2020.