Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Coconut Water?

Coconut Water is the clear, fat-free liquid that’s inside a young coconut when you crack it open! Vita Coco Coconut Water is full of naturally rich electrolytes, especially potassium. It’s low in calories, cholesterol-free, and tastes great!

Is Vita Coco Coconut Water gluten-free?

You bet! All of our products, including Vita Coco Coconut Water, are gluten-free!

Does Coconut Water have electrolytes?

Vita Coco Coconut Water contains naturally occurring electrolytes like potassium—more hydration, less funny business!

Is Vita Coco kosher?

Yup — Vita Coco Coconut Water is kosher and K-star certified.

Are Vita Coco beverages pasteurized?

Yes! After coconuts are harvested, washed, and cracked open, the liquid inside is flash-pasteurized and then packaged in a Tetra Pak. Flash pasteurization helps preserve the best natural flavor and nutrients, kill potentially harmful bacteria, and make Vita Coco coconut water shelf-stable for up to 12 months.

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).

What is Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative?

Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative is a delicious, smooth, plant-based milk made with our unique blend of coconut water, coconut cream, and other Non-GMO certified ingredients. It has no added sugar or carrageenan and is dairy-free, lactose-free, and soy-free.

What’s the difference between coconut water and Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative?

Coconut water is the clear, nutritious liquid that comes from inside young coconuts. Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative is made by combining Vita Coco’s coconut water with coconut cream (from the meat of mature coconuts) and water.

How is Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative made?

Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative is made with coconut water, coconut cream, a little bit of water, and less than 2% stabilizing ingredients (for “blend-ability”). We also include a blend of vitamins and minerals for added nutrition.

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.