What is the difference between coconut water powder, coconut powder, and coconut milk?

Most Re-Lyte products include coconut water powder that’s loaded with electrolytes and contains less than 1 gram of naturally occurring sugar per serving.

As you probably know, a coconut is a large seed that is considered both a nut and a fruit.  It is comprised of a hard outer shell, white meat, with sweet translucent water in the center. 

Coconut water powder is coconut water that is dried into a nutrient-rich powder. We included coconut water powder in many of our Re-Lyte products because it’s a healthy and effective natural hydrator. It contains the electrolytes magnesium, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus. And it’s a great source of antioxidants, which means it can help support healthy inflammation levels in your body. 

Coconut powder is made of dried ground coconut meat. Although it shares some of the same nutrients as coconut water, it’s high in carbs and fat. Coconut powder is often used to make coconut milk or dairy substitutes; however, it’s not an ingredient in any Re-Lyte products. 

Coconut milk is often confused with coconut water, but they are very different. While coconut water is naturally occurring, coconut milk is a manufactured coconut byproduct.  Although both contain similar nutrients, coconut milk is both carb and calorie-dense due to it coming from coconut meat. None of our Re-Lyte products use coconut milk. 

If you’d like more information about our coconut water powder, check out this article. If you're looking for an option without coconut water powder due to an allergy or other reasons, check out our Unflavored Re-Lyte or Re-Lyte Hydration Support Caps.