Frequently Asked Questions
Does Vita Coco need to be refrigerated? How long does Vita Coco last?
Tetra Pak allows our coconut water to be shelf stable for up to 12 months outside of the fridge. For best taste, after you open a Vita Coco, place it in a refrigerator and consume within 24-48 hours—nobody likes sour coconuts.
When should I drink Vita Coco?
Our coconut water is good anytime and anywhere! But for starters, we find that most people like coconut water: on the go; before, during, or after exercise; as a mixer; after a night out; in smoothies; and with meals!
How much Vita Coco should I drink?
Your consumption of our coconut water should be based on personal lifestyle, diet activity level, and always with moderation in mind!
Is it safe to drink Vita Coco while pregnant?
Yes! Pregnant women can drink our coconut water, because it’s flash pasteurized (learn more about flash pasteurization in the OUR PRODUCTS section). If you have an allergy or health condition, check with a physician before consuming Vita Coco just to be safe!
My coconut oil melted! Can I still use it?
Yup! Coconut oil is still safe to use even if it’s melted, as long as it’s still within shelf life.
How much coconut oil should I eat in a day?
Coconut oil is a saturated fat, and current recommendations limit saturated fat intake to no more than 22 grams or 200 calories of saturated fats (including but not limited to coconut oil) for a person consuming a 2,000 calorie/day diet.
How can I use coconut oil?
How can you NOT use coconut oil!? It’s great for cooking, baking, and tons of other uses. Check out our “Ways to Use” section for some inspiration.
Is coconut oil good for dogs?
Hey, we get it-- if it’s good for you, it ought to be good enough for your best friend! But, we’re not puppy experts, and you should always check with a vet!
Is Vita Coco Coconutmilk perishable?
Yes. Vita Coco Coconutmilk is sold refrigerated and should remain refrigerated. Once opened, we recommend consuming it within 10 days.
When should I drink Vita Coco Coconutmilk?
Enjoy Vita Coco Coconutmilk whenever you’d like! It’s delicious and smooth on its own, as well as in smoothies, coffee, and tea.
Can I use Vita Coco Coconutmilk for cooking and baking?
Of course! You can use Vita Coco Coconutmilk for cooking and baking – check out our “WAYS TO USE” section for inspiration!
When is it best to drink Vita Coco Infused?
Whenever you need a moment to replenish and soothe. That sounds like a cop-out answer, but we promise it’s not. It’s because that moment is different for everyone. For some, it might be best in the morning before work to help them ease into a Monday. Or the night before to settle the Sunday Scaries. For others, it’s great for unwinding after work and settling in for a Netflix binge.
When should I drink Vita Coco Sparkling?
Vita Coco Sparkling is a light and refreshing pick-me-up thanks to its naturally-occurring electrolytes and bubbly, fruity taste. It also pairs great with food or in cocktails! For best taste, it should be served chilled or over ice.
Is Vita Coco Sparkling perishable?
Vita Coco Sparkling does not need to be refrigerated and is shelf stable for up to 9 months. For best taste, it should be consumed before the date marked on the can.
What is the proper amount of MCT Oil to consume?
The recommended dose is 1-2 teaspoons a day to get started, and then to slowly increase usage as you feel needed.
What can I do with a coconut shell?
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.
Is a coconut a nut?
Nope! Despite the name, coconuts are fibrous, one-seeded fruits called drupes. Other members of team drupe include peaches, nectarines, cherries, and dates.
How long does it take to grow a coconut palm tree?
So, here’s the thing: you can have a fully-grown palm tree in as soon as three years (yay!)--but, it won’t start to yield coconuts until somewhere around it’s sixth birthday (aww!). In fact, it can take as long as 15 years for a palm tree to really get going on coconut growth! And if you’re planning on growing one indoors, make sure you have a skylight, because these guys can grow up to 98 feet tall.
How did you decide on the Vita Coco Infused flavors you have?
We know they’re a little different from what you expect from a coconut water company. We wanted Vita Coco Infused to take people ‘there’ while still being completely delicious. The idea was to make a drink that was earthy, yet refreshing. We tried putting potting soil in lemonade but that didn’t work. Hannah in marketing had the brilliant idea of combining citrus with spice — and that’s how we got our flavors! Thanks, Hannah!