The humble superfood Nariyal Paani is getting a facelift.
Ever thought of lime or honey infused coconut water? In an attempt to make people shift from consuming fizzy drinks towards a drink that is natural and wholesome, the Hassan district administration in Karnataka has come up with the idea of setting up ‘coconut huts’ in major tourism destinations to promote coconut water.
The Coir Board has been entrusted with the job of designing these huts in an aesthetically appealing way. The Board will be making it entirely from parts of a coconut tree such as its trunk and leaves, to make it look and feel different and natural.
The first hut will be established on the border of Hirisave village on the national highway connecting Bengaluru and Mangaluru via Hassan.
It is scheduled to open around in February 2018, close to the Mahamastakabhisheka of the Bahubali statue, the famous Jain pilgrim centre in Shravanabelagola, Hassan.
Based on its success, more ‘huts’ could be opened in other parts of the district, reveals Deputy Commissioner, Rohini Sindhuri, reported Deccan Chronicle.
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Known for its amazing health benefits, coconut water is the go-to-drink for many across the country. It’s packed with antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes, B-complex vitamins, vitamin C and minerals like iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese and zinc – a true superfood.
Unfortunately, due to rapid urbanisation, and falling harvests, the coconut output took a hit. Also, there was a lack of a clear marketing policy unlike milk or eggs, where we see some advertisements and campaigns that extol the virtues of the products. This move by the administration will infuse some much-needed life into the life-enhancing drink.