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.
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!
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).
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.
Does Vita Coco add sugar to its coconut water?
Yes, a little bit—hear us out! Here’s why: coconuts can vary in taste, so we add less than 1% natural fruit sugar to our non-flavored coconut water. That helps to standardize the taste and sweetness levels regardless of harvest, time of year, or country of origin.
What does “never from concentrate” mean?
Some other brands use coconut water from concentrate—meaning, reconstituted with water and additives before packaging—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!