B Natural Select Tender Coconut Water Is Refreshingly Sweet (2024)
B Natural Coconut Water features the innate flavor, sweetness, and aroma of a tender coconut. Here are more details.
Almost nothing comes close to being as refreshing as tender coconut water during a hot summer day.
But unfortunately, not everyone has access to fresh coconut water and even if they do it is often priced steeply (especially in land-locked cities). Or if you’re someone who is always looking for better alternatives to sugar-loaded sodas, packaged coconut water seems like a healthier option.
We reviewed the newly launched B Natural Select Tender Coconut Water for its freshness, taste, ingredients, and more.
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B Natural Select Tender Coconut Water – Quick Glance
Quick details are mentioned in the following table.
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Our Review Factors
How did we review B Natural Tender Coconut Water? What were the parameters we set? The following section explains briefly our review process.
This parameter was divided into two sub-parameters.
Sweetness: Coconut water has a characteristic tropical sweetness. This sweetness is not too robust, but tastes soothing.
Freshness: Fresh coconut water showcases a smoothness on the palette. The same when not as fresh, has a peculiar sourness, a lingering bitterness.
Does this packaged coconut water have a desirable taste that is similar to fresh tender coconut water?
Consistency was gauged in terms of the mouthfeel and appearance.
Coconut water has a consistency similar to that of water. It isn’t clear like water, there is a prominent opacity. While fresh coconut water may have some residue, we were looking for a particle-free packaged coconut water here. Some packaged coconut water has free floating coconut bits – how about this one?
3. Nutrition Profile
First, we scanned the ingredient list. The percentage of fresh coconut used, added sweeteners and preservatives, if any.
Next, we compared the nutrition values to that of natural tender coconut water.
4. Other Parameters
The packaging, price, and convenience were noted here.
B Natural Select Tender Coconut Water – Detailed Review
Price + Packaging
This comes in a PET bottle with a reclosable lid. A 200-ml bottle is priced at Rs 60/- with a shelf life of nine months.
This is made with water (90.5%), concentrated tender coconut water (9.5%), minerals, preservatives (INS 202, INS 224, INS 234), natural flavors, and natural flavoring substances.
The nutrition values per 100 ml are 21 Kcal, 0 g protein, 0 g fat, 5.3 g carbohydrates (natural fruit sugars 5.3 grams)
Compared to fresh tender coconut water, the values are 19 Kcal, 0.2 grams of fat, 4 grams of carbohydrates, and 0.7 grams of protein. These values are fairly similar.
Aroma + Appearance
Fortunately, there was no rancid aroma. It smelled fresh with a hint of tropical nuttiness, like that of coconuts. There were no particles or free-floating bits in the liquid. The coconut water was not completely colourless, like water. The appearance was exactly like that of fresh coconut water, opaque but clear.
Taste + Consistency
As for consistency, this packaged coconut water had a uniform consistency. It wasn’t thick like a concentrate, the mouthfeel was similar to the natural counterpart.
In terms of flavor, the freshness and sweetness were in tact. They were fairly identical to fresh coconut water. There were no industrial flavors, the sweetness was natural-tasting too.
- Fresh tasting product
- Balanced sweetness
- Spot on consistency
- Two preservatives added. Ingredient list could have been better.
If you’re looking for something healthier than a soda, something lighter than a milkshake, a packaged coconut water like the one from B Natural is something you could consider.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Natural tender coconut water.
No. It contains 9.5% coconut water concentrate and preservatives like INS 202, INS 224, and INS 234.
Yes, the sweetness is natural tasting.
Yes, but only occasionally. It would be better to consume the fresh counterpart.
This has a shelf life of nine months but after opening, it is best to consume it immediately.
B Natural Select Tender Coconut Water gets a thumbs up from us. The flavor, in terms of freshness and sweetness, came fairly close to the real deal. Appearance, fragrance, and the consistency were commendable too. The only point that threw us off was the addition of preservatives.
That being said, this would still make for a convenient, and healthier alterative to sodas.