Sunday, June 13, 2010

B for Buko, B for Blood

Did you know that...

Blood is made up plasma and blood cells. Plasma comprises 55% of blood fluid and is mostly water (90% by volume) and containing dissolved proteins, glucose, mineral ions, hormones, carbon dioxide, platelets and blood cells themselves.

Blood cells are mainly red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Red blood cells are the most abundant and they contain hemoglobin, an iron-containing protein.

The plant version of hemoglobin is chlorophyll which is a green pigment based around a magnesium ion as opposed to iron (haem). Both hemoglobin and chlorophyll exist to obtain energy.

Coconut water is a natural liquid closest in structure to blood plasma and has been used in the war instead of plasma when supplies were low!

So, combine 55% coconut water and 45% greens for a bloody smoothie :)

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1 comment:

Anna Patricia said...

I didn't know that! It's a shame all I have here in Fremont are the canned coconut juice!


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