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NEERA: A Nonalcoholic Nutritious Beverage from Unopened Inflorescence of Coconut Palm

Asha, S and Ratheesh, M and Jose, SP and Krishnakumar, IM and Sandya, S (2019) NEERA: A Nonalcoholic Nutritious Beverage from Unopened Inflorescence of Coconut Palm. [Book Chapter]

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-816689-5.00012-2


The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is considered a tree of life. A sweet, oyster white, and translucent sap resulted by tapping the unopened inflorescence of coconut palm is a natural health drink common among the South Asian countries. Coconut inflorescence sap is identified as a nutritional bio-beverage rich in carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and amino acids. The most significant characteristic of this health drink is that it is diabetic friendly due to low glycemic index (GI 35), a very less amount sugar is absorbed into the blood. This nonalcoholic beverage is hailed as highly rejuvenative in traditional medicinal systems; it is recommended for the cure/prevention of various diseased continous. Recently it has been published that they possess a high nephroprotective and hepatoprotective action which in turn has increased its current demand in the market. It acts as a natural detoxifying agent, frequent consumption maintains the human system cool, and is considered a balanced food that improves the digestion. This coconut nectar is attaining world attention with its valuable products like coconut honey and coconut sweeteners.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publication: Natural Beverages: Volume 13: The Science of Beverages
Publisher: Elsevier
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier
Keywords: Chocolate; Coconut; Jaggery; Nutrient; Phosphorus; Temperature
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2022 09:23
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 09:23
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/78107

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