Even this doesn’t account for much when compared to the magic it’s making in biotechnology. Coconut water has the capability to help grow other trees and plants as well, as an ingredient in plant tissue culture experiments.
Plant tissue cultures being grown at a USDA seed bank, the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation, US.
A majority of plant research involves growing plants, either clones of familiar plants or new genetically altered variations. This is done in a liquid called ‘medium’ in artificial, controlled environments. Not just laboratories with sterile conditions, but also in places where all the factors that aid in the growth of plants, such as temperature, light, soil nutrients, and so on, are under the scientists’ control.
Mainly, coconut water contains cytokinins, which are plant hormones that positively influence plant growth and budding. Why does the rose plant in your garden flower? It’s because their natural cytokinins travel upward from the root through the stem and enable growth.
Coconut water, when used in plant tissue culture, has been shown not only to promote cell division but also inhibit aging in the new plants. This means, a plant tissue would grow at its own pace in the medium, but with coconut water, the plant tissue would grow faster. A coconut tree is the tree of life, in more ways than we thought, no?