Feature ingredient: Coconut Water

Feature ingredient: Coconut Water

In India, coconut trees grow in natural habitats on land that has been cared for by families for many generations.

The coconut water in Bumbleroot's drink mixes is provided by these trees and families.

In nature, diversity and abundance are part of the dance that allow ecosystems to thrive. And the story of these coconut trees illustrates that dance. For example, planting other crops around the trees increases the coconut yield up to 50% and provides additional food and income for the farmesr. When cacao and mango are grown amidst the coconut trees, it creates a symbiotic relationship that strengthens the tree.

Diversity also eliminates the need for using chemicals to manage weeds and pests. Planting Australian peanut at the base of the trees helps prevent weeds from growing that would take vital nutrients out of the coconut tree. Coconut husks placed next to the trees act as a fertilizer and provide a place for snakes to live. The snakes, in turn, help to protect the trees by eating pests. 

Coconut trees live to around 80 years old are important sequesters of carbon. With intercropping, coconut trees sequester 343 MT of carbon per acre per year - the equivalent of ~272 cars.

Bumbleroot coconut water is collected from the coconut fruit, when it is young, which provides a higher concentration of potassium than is found in mature coconuts. Then, using a proprietary process, the water is freeze-dried without the use of any fillers.

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