December 4, 2008
One of Kenya's favorite treats when we go to the farmer’s market is getting to hold and sip the water from a huge young coconut through a straw. It's become a bit of a new tradition for us where we buy one and take turns enjoying the clear, light, sweet juice inside and then taking it home to scoop out the soft tender meat later.
Coconuts don’t exactly fit well into lunch boxes, but now you can buy coconut water at your local supermarket from a company called O.N.E. in to-go boxes to pack in your kids’ lunch or just drink at home. I especially love it because it contains less then half the sugar in most juice boxes and it's rich in potassium and electrolytes which help kids to re-hydrate kids after they've been running around.