Frequently Asked Questions

Consumption

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.

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!

Education

What is Coconut Oil?

Coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from the meat of mature coconuts. Vita Coco Coconut Oil is 100% raw, organic and cold-pressed, and it’s great for cooking, baking, and dozens of beauty and wellness needs.

Is Vita Coco Coconut Oil organic?

Yup! Vita Coco Coconut Oil is certified organic!

Does coconut oil expire? How long does coconut oil last?

In its packaging, and stored in a cool, dry place, our coconut oil lasts about 2 years on average.

Do you refrigerate coconut oil?

Nope—just store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

What does “unrefined” mean?

Some brands “refine” their coconut oil, meaning that they chemically process and bleach dried coconut meat before extracting the oil. We don’t. Vita Coco is cold-pressed and chemical free, which makes it “unrefined.”

Wait, is it solid or liquid?

Both! Coconut oil solidifies in temperatures below 77 degrees F (23 degrees C).

How can I use Coconut Oil?

How can you NOT use coconut oil!? It’s great for cooking, baking, and tons of other uses.

Nutty Facts

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.