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How long does it take to grow a coconut palm tree?

What can I do with a coconut shell?

Is a coconut a nut?

It takes a TON of sunny days to grow a palm tree (15 to 20 years’ worth, to be exact!). And if you’re planning on growing one indoors, make sure you have a sunroof, because these guys can grow up to 98 feet tall.

A LOT. Looking for a new bikini top? Coconut shells. Need a very small hardhat? Coconut shells. Broken maracas? Coconut shells again. See? The possibilities are endless.

Nope! Despite the name, coconuts are fibrous, one-seeded fruits called drupes. Other members of team drupe include peaches, nectarines, cherries, and dates.  

Is Vita Coco safe to drink during pregnancy?

How much Vita Coco should I drink?

When should I drink Vita Coco?

Yes. Pregnant women can drink Vita Coco because the beverages are flash pasteurised. (Find out more about flash pasteurisation in the OUR PRODUCT section.)

If you have a health condition or allergy, please consult with a physician before consuming Vita Coco, just to be safe!

Your consumption of Vita Coco should be based on personal food intake, lifestyle, activity level, and always with moderation in mind.

Our coconut water is good anytime, but for starters, we find that most people enjoy Vita Coco: on the go; before, during, and after exercise; as a mixer; after a late night out; in smoothies; and with meals.

How do you read the best-­by date?

What is a Tetra Pak®?

The best­-by date, found at the top of every Tetra Pak, is dated 12 months from the production date. Dates are read as such: day/month/year.

Tetra Pak is a BPA-free, eco- and socially-responsible form of package made from wood fiber, a sustainable resource. Tetra Pak keeps our beverages fresh and gives them a shelf life of up to 12 months. For more information visit www.tetrapak.com.

In what countries is Vita Coco sold?

What is coconut oil?

Is Vita Coco kosher?

Vita Coco is sold in over 30 countries, including the US, Canada, most of Europe, Japan, China, and New Zealand.

Coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from the meat of mature coconuts. Ours is organic and cold-­pressed, and it’s great for cooking, baking, and dozens of wellness and beauty needs.

Yep! Kosher and K-­star certified.

You bet! All of our products are gluten-­free.

If you open a Vita Coco and don’t finish it, we suggest refrigerating it and consuming it within 24-­48 hours. (No one likes spoiled coconuts.)

Yes! We use a form of pasteurization called flash pasteurization. After the coconuts are harvested, washed and cracked open, the liquid from inside is flash pasteurized and then packaged in a Tetra Pak. Flash pasteurization helps maintain the best natural flavor and nutrients, eliminates potentially harmful bacteria and makes Vita Coco shelf stable for up to 12 months.

Coconut water is the clear, fat-­free liquid inside young, green coconuts. It’s naturally rich in minerals, vitamins, and electrolytes. It’s also low in calories, cholesterol-­free, and tastes great!

Is Vita Coco gluten-­free?

Should I refrigerate Vita Coco?

Are Vita Coco beverages pasteurized?

What is coconut water?

Are Vita Coco beverages non-GMO?

Does Vita Coco add sugar?

Why can taste and colour vary?

Vita Coco products are natural but currently do not hold non­-GMO certifications. (We’re actively working hard to certify all our products.)

Yes, just a little bit—and here’s why. Because coconuts can vary in taste, we add less than 1% natural fruit sugar only to our non­flavoured coconut water to help ensure standardised taste/sweetness levels regardless of harvest, time of year, or country of origin. For our Vita Coco Kids line, the level of natural fruit sugar added is much lower than the majority of other children’s beverages.

We note that “taste and colour may vary” on every Tetra Pak because many factors—like country of origin, agricultural conditions, coconut breed, and time of harvest—can cause variation in the taste and colour of coconut water.

We’re one of the few brands that use only fresh coconut water. Others use coconut water from concentrate (meaning that, prior to packaging, their coconut water is reconstituted with water and/or added flavours)—but never Vita Coco. We’re committed to using only the freshest coconut water possible, giving us the right to say we’re “never from concentrate.”

What does “never from concentrate” mean?


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