Coconut Water Facts & Information
Why is CoAqua sweet?
The simple answer is we get our coconuts when they are still green and young. The amount of sugar in liquid is measured in brix, the sugar content in an aqueous solution. One degree Brix is 1 gram of sucrose in 100 grams of solution. A fresh coconut has a natural brix level of 6 - 7 +/- .2 This is measured with a device called a refractometer. Coaqua is brix 6.5 so, the same as a raw coconut. Many other brands are less sweet with brix 4 - this is primarily due to older coconuts being used as the source. ie: not green
Why does coconut water not taste exactly the same as a raw coconut?
The same reason why orange juice tastes different compared to freshly squeezed orange. The coconut water goes through a sterilization process before going into the bottle. See more about this below. The process is very simple and it means that instead of lasting 3 days the water is good for a year.
Is there a difference between coconut water and coconut milk?
There certainly is, a big difference. Coconut water is the clear, electrolyte-rich liquid from inside young coconuts and contains no fat and no cholesterol. On the other hand coconut milk, is produced from grating the “meat” of older, brown coconuts: a white, rich liquid containing oils and fat.
Does coconut water taste and colour vary?
Coconut waters from different parts of the world have variations in taste and colour. Please note that taste and colour may vary from bottle to bottle. This is completely normal and part of the ‘naturalness’. It is not uncommon for the colour to shift from a milky white to a yellowish hue. This is due to variations in temperature, UV exposure and naturally occurring processes in the water. The only way to ensure 'exact' unchanging colour is by adding chemical preservatives...which we don't want to do.
Is it organic?
All coconut plantations are basically organic, however, all farms are not certified organic. We source our coconuts from many small farms in Southern Vietnam. Currently it would be very tricky for these small farms to get certified organic. Some big commercial farms in other areas in SE Asia are certified but we prefer supporting the little guys.
Are your bottles recyclable?
The long-lasting nature of glass means that glass can be recycled forever. It never wears out as a raw material, so old bottles and jars can be remanufactured into new glass containers over and over and over again. As of Aug 2019 we are actively working to source bio-degradable labels.
Do you pasteurize your coconut water?
Yes. We extract the coconut water then filter and flash pasteurize the bottles at 120 degrees for a few seconds. This gives Coaqua a shelf life of 12 months and doesn’t affect the minerals and re-hydration qualities.
How long after I open Coaqua does it stay fresh?
If you open a Coaqua and don’t finish drinking it, put it in the fridge and drink it within 72 hours.
How much coconut water should I drink?
We know people enjoy drinking Coaqua but like everything else, you can always have too much of a good thing. Typically, we suggest no more than two to three bottles of coconut water per day.
Is Coaqua gluten free?
It’s true, our coconut water is totally gluten free.
Can I be allergic to coconut water?
Like any other food there is a chance that you could be allergic. If you find that you are, talking to your doctor or health professional is likely the smartest thing to do.