Plant Waters

First came flavored water, then coconut water, and now we have a variety of different plant waters.

Maple

According toVeritical Water’s website, “as winter ends, warmer days trigger water to rise from the ground up into the maple trees”. It’s not water with maple syrup added, apparently you boil down maple water to get maple syrup. It provides 3 grams of sugar for an 8 ounce serving. It is best served chilled around 40°F and can be consumed as is or added to coffee, tea, smoothies, juices, or while cooking.

Aloe

Alo makes its product with aloe vera juice, aloe vera pulp, and a variety of flavors and sweeteners ranging from honey, pineapple, guava, and wheatgrass. Each one has ascorbic acid added to get some vitamin C for the day but since 1 bottle is more than 2 servings it packs in 28-32 grams of sugar depending on the flavor you choose. It’s better to eat the whole fruit to get some fiber with the sugar and feel fuller longer.

Artichoke

Arty water’s website states it has “has organic lemon, apple and spearmint and is lightly sweetened with organic blue agave and natural monk fruit”. It comes in 8 oz bottles and it while it does have 2 grams of fiber and 7% of your vitamin C that comes along with 10 grams of sugar and 5% or less of vitamins A, E and  B 1,2,3,6,9

Cactus

Caliwater has “prickly pear cactus extract, prickly pear cactus juice, and water”. The ingredients labels shows prickly pear cactus juice concentrate, organic lemon juice concentrate, natural flavors, prickly pear cactus extract, and organic stevia. One 11 oz container has 7 grams of sugar and 6% or less of calcium, iron, and magnesium.

Reference: 

“The scoop on plant waters.” Self. January 2015. 14.

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