Monday, February 02, 2009

Stick this delicious juice in your veins

Lots of fun facts are thrown out during an episode of Iron Chef America, but the best one I've ever heard was in a rerun of "Battle Chocolate and Coconut" that I saw last night (2 simultaneous secret ingredients, sacrilegious), where Alton Brown mentioned that coconut water is sterile and was actually used as an intravenous solution in World War II. Apparently, it continues to be used where hospitals cannot afford saline but there are lots of coconuts.

I have to remember to request a coconut IV bag next time I'm hospitalized. I think I'm willing to pay a few extra bucks.