When coconut water hit the market, it was billed as a miracle drink able to fight viruses and other ailments. The drink’s marketers have since been legally forced to sharply scale back their claims.
Coconut water is everywhere. As a $400 million global food craze, it began nearly a decade ago making claims as a superfood able to fight illness. Now, this clear liquid drink is being sold as a somewhat more healthful type of water, with a growing host of added flavors.