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Harmless Harvest Coconut Water

Harmless Harvest Coconut Water:

 

I love coconut water — I sample every new brand I see.  And Harmless Harvest is by far my favorite.  It’s sweet (but not too sweet!) taste will quench your thirst in the most delightful way.  What’s in Harmless Harvest 100% raw and organic coconut water? Just coconut water. Harmless Coconut water is not from concentrate, not pasteurized, not irridated, not UV treated, and does not have any added sugar added. Specifically, Harmless Harvest is made from the Cocos nucifera coconut grown in Thailand.

 

Why is Harmless Harvest Sometimes Pink?

 

Harmless Harvest’s coconut water is clear when bottled.  The water sometimes spontaneously turns pink when antioxidants interact withe the light — the bottles that contain the highest levels of antioxidants are those that may turn pink over time.  I can attest to the fact that when I bought my bottle of Harmless Harvest coconut water it was clear.  It sat in my refrigerator a few days before I had a chance to take pictures.  When I took the bottle out this morning it was pink!  It still tasted delicious 🙂

 

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Is Harmless Harvest Raw?

 

Yes! Harmless Harvest uses high pressure processing (HPP) to process its coconut water.  Basically HPP works like this: the product is subjected to elevated pressure (up to 87,000 pounds per inch!).  The pressure eliminates bacteria to maintain natural freshness and extend shelf life and can be completed without the use of heat.  If you want to read some scholarly work on HPP check out this site.

 

Coconuts and Formaldehyde:

 

Young coconuts (the white ones) are shaved down and often dipped in formaldehyde to preserve the shell. There is currently a debate as to whether trace amounts of formaldehyde are able to make their way to the coconut meat and water. There doesn’t seem to be a definitive answer yet, but happily, Harmless Harvest uses coconuts that are NOT dipped in formaldehyde. If you want to learn more about the great coconut debate, click here!

 

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If you have any additional questions about Harmless Harvest, I suggest taking a look at their informative FAQ page.