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Spain: Launch of first bottled fresh organic coconut waterThe Spanish company COCO WILSON has launched the only 100%, bottled, fresh organic coconut water on the market, produced from the exclusive Nam-Hom variety. This certified organic beverage, presented in a 240 ml format, is characterised by a unique, sweet and floral flavour and has the unparalleled health properties of coconuts, grown in the Thai region of Ratcchaburi.
The firm, founded in 2017, has Gerard Piqué, Carles Puyol, NOEL ALIMENTARIA and YANGON BARCELONA among its shareholders. The latter is a company created by Fran Gómez and Alfonso López-Rodó in 2014, devoted to the export and import of fresh organic coconuts and derivatives. The company expects the turnover from all the products under the European brand COCO WILSON to reach 1 million Euro in 2018.
COCO WILSON has become a staple in the healthy drinks segment, as shown by the fact that the company expects the number of points of sale across Europe to reach 5,900 by the end of the year. This includes distributors, organic supermarkets, gourmet stores, bars, restaurants and its website: www.cocowilson.com. Soon, the bottled fresh organic coconut water will reach the Netherlands, Germany and large Spanish retailers.
To obtain this drink and keep its properties intact, the coconuts are subjected to high pressure processing (HPP) in a plant located in Barcelona. In this process, the coconut water, previously packed in its flexible hermetic bottle, is subjected to 6,000 bars of hydrostatic pressure for 3 minutes in order to preserve all the nutrients and its characteristic fresh taste. The drink, which has to be kept in cold storage (1-4 degrees) until consumption, has an expiration date of 60 days after the bottling.
Fresh green coconut water has many healthy properties. It strengthens the immune system, fights viruses and cleanses the digestive system. It is also a source of vitamin C and vitamin A, helps improve digestion, has antioxidant properties, accelerates the metabolism and prevents malnutrition. Given that it is a low-calorie drink (0% fat) and contains essential minerals, such as sodium, potassium (more than a banana), magnesium, calcium and phosphorus, fresh organic coconut water is ideal for health-conscious consumers following low fat diets, and especially for athletes, since it is a natural isotonic drink with more electrolytes than any artificial isotonic drink on the market. In short, it is a 100% natural and healthy alternative.
In addition to marketing the bottled coconut water, YANGON BARCELONA S.L. imports fresh green coconuts and raw young organic coconut flesh from Thailand. These products are also exported to the United States, Portugal, France, the Netherlands and Monaco.
Fran Gómez Buiza
Yangon Barcelona SL
C/ Esteve Terrades 21, bajos 1ª
08023 Barcelona, Spain
M: + 34 673406835/07
Publication date: 4/27/2018
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