Frequently asked questions

Do you have a question about CocoZone or coconut water? Check out our frequently asked questions below.

What is the difference between coconut water and coconut milk? Is one healthier than the other?

Coconut milk and coconut water are very different in taste and nutritional value. Coconut water is found inside young green coconuts, and is a clear liquid filled with electrolytes and contains no fat or cholesterol. To get coconut water you extract the water from young green coconuts before the coconuts have the opportunity to absorb the liquid into the coconut meat. Coconut milk, on the other hand, is made by pressing the meat of ripe, older (brown) coconuts. It is a white, rich liquid containing oils and fat and is often used as an ingredient in cooking and baking. CocoZone uses only coconut water from young green coconuts, giving the purest, healthiest and most refreshing drink from Mother Nature.

What are the benefits of drinking coconut water?

The list is endless! Coconut water is healthy, natural and replenishes body and mind with goodness from the earth, giving you natural energy and refreshment. It is more hydrating than water and is the perfect solution for an active and balanced lifestyle. Coconut water contains a complex blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, carbohydrates, antioxidants, enzymes and other phytonutrients. It’s packed with five essential electrolytes (sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus) to ensure a healthy body and mind. CocoZone’s coconut water is 100% pure and contains no added sugar, flavourings or preservatives. Please visit our “Health Benefits” page to learn more about why coconut water is the fluid of life, health and wellness.

Is coconut water a new drink?

While you may have only recently noticed it in the stores in South Africa, coconut water and its health benefits have a very established history, dating as far back as World War II, when coconut water was used for blood transfusions due to its purity and because it contains the same electrolyte balance as the blood in our bodies.

Where do your coconuts come from?

We source our coconuts from the tropical islands of the Philippines.

Why do you only use the green coconuts and not the brown coconuts, to produce CocoZone?

The young green coconuts contain more minerals and no fat, compared to the older, riper (brown) coconuts. The average age of the green coconuts we use is seven months.

Why is potassium good for me?

Potassium is an essential mineral that helps promote hydration and maintains normal fluid and electrolyte balance in our bodies. It also assists with muscle contraction and functioning and helps to counteract hypertension. Did you know that CocoZone contains more potassium than two bananas? Often we don’t get enough of this important mineral in our diet, so CocoZone is an excellent natural source of potassium.

Who can drink CocoZone?

Absolutely everyone! From children to adults, CocoZone is packed full of natural goodness, making it a healthy and delicious beverage for all ages and lifestyles. From active athletes and breastfeeding mothers, to students who are burning the midnight oil studying for exams – CocoZone has a multitude of benefits ideal for everyone.

Why should I drink CocoZone instead of other beverages?

Coconut water is the purest liquid second only to water. It has so many benefits that promote a healthy lifestyle and keep your body and mind full of vitality. CocoZone is a powerhouse of nutrition, containing five essential electrolytes (sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus) that are vital for a healthy lifestyle. Sports drinks, energy drinks, caffeinated beverages, sodas and diet beverages all contain artificial flavourings and added ingredients which are harmful to your health. CocoZone is 100% pure with no added sugar or preservatives. All natural goodness, just as nature intended.

Are there any sugars added to CocoZone?

CocoZone is 100% pure and natural and contains no added sugar or flavourings. Nothing is added or taken away in its journey to you, it comes straight from the coconut to the bottle, leaving only goodness!

Why Choose CocoZone?

CocoZone is 100% pure coconut water. Unlike many other coconut waters, CocoZone contains no added sugar or artificial flavourings, so you get to enjoy the purest coconut water taste and goodness found in natural coconuts.

Is CocoZone good for children?

Yes, as soon as your baby is eating solid foods it is perfectly fine to let your child drink coconut water, as it contains many nourishing components. CocoZone coconut water is ideal for children, especially those who are intolerant to dairy products or to prevent dehydration from diarrhea. Coconut water is also a good source of dietary fibre, manganese, calcium, riboflavin and vitamin C. Children love the taste of coconut water as it is refreshing and not overly sweet.

Is CocoZone vegetarian and vegan-friendly?

It’s a big yes to both. CocoZone does not contain any animal-derived or dairy products in its coconut water.

Can I drink CocoZone if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Absolutely. In fact, women are encouraged to drink it when pregnant and breastfeeding because it has so many nutritional benefits and to ensure their milk will provide all the vital nutrients for a healthy baby. Coconut water also contains lauric acid, which is present in breast milk; and it is what our body needs to produce monolaurin, which is a disease fighting fatty acid derivative. Lauric acid has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties that protect the body against various infections and boost the immune system.

What is the difference between CocoZone and caffeine based energy drinks?

There is a big difference. Caffeinated beverages and energy drinks are unnatural stimulants that give you a spike in mental and physical energy. After a while, this energy level drops suddenly, making you feel exhausted. CocoZone is all natural and increases your energy levels and stabilises your blood sugar levels. This means you don’t receive a sudden spike and drop in your vitality levels. Instead of stimulating you, coconut water strengthens you and stabilizes your blood sugar levels to give you more energy.

What is the difference between CocoZone and other isotonic sports drinks?

Most sports drinks are artificially flavoured and contain many added sugars. CocoZone is an excellent all-natural option to replenish lost electrolytes during exercising and keep your body hydrated. Compared to sports drinks, coconut water contains more potassium, and is 100% natural. Our diet usually contains little potassium, so CocoZone gives an excellent support and helps our bodies perform critical tasks such as proper muscle contraction and generating energy in the body. It also helps to counteract hypertension.

How long does CocoZone stay fresh for?

CocoZone’s Tetra-pak packaging seals in the freshness and has a shelf life of 12 months, with no refrigeration required. Once opened, we recommend placing it in the refrigerator and consumed within 24 to 48 hours.

Do I need to keep CocoZone refrigerated?

An unopened CocoZone can be kept in a cool dry place away from heat and light. When you are ready to drink your CocoZone, place it in the refrigerator and serve well-chilled for a refreshing drink!

Where can I buy CocoZone?

Cocozone is available in selected stores across South Africa. Please visit our Where to Buy section for details on how and where to buy CocoZone or to request to become a stockist.

Can I become a stockist of CocoZone?

Absolutely! Please visit our Contact page to get in touch with us to find out more on how you can become a stockist of CocoZone coconut water.

Do you have a question that isn’t answered above about CocoZone South Africa? Visit our Contact page to send us an email with any questions or queries you may have. We would love to hear from you!