How Long Does Unopened Coconut Water Last?


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9-12 months (best quality)


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long does unopened coconut water last? The precise answer to the question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - store unopened bottles of coconut water in a cool, dark area.
  • To extend the shelf life of unopened coconut water, keep unopened coconut water away from direct sources of heat or light.
  • How long does unopened coconut water last at room temperature? Properly stored, unopened coconut water will generally stay at best quality for about 9-12 months when stored at room temperature, although it will usually remain safe to drink after that.
  • Is unopened coconut water safe to drink after the "expiration" date on the bottle? Yes, provided it is properly stored and the bottle is undamaged - commercially packaged coconut water will typically carry a " Best By," "Best if Used By," "Best Before", or "Best When Used By" date but this is not a safety date, it is the manufacturer's estimate of how long the unopened coconut water will remain at peak quality.
  • Storage times shown are for best quality only - after that, the unopened coconut water's color or taste may change, but in most cases, the coconut water will still be safe to consume if it has been stored properly and the bottle is not damaged.
  • How to tell if coconut water is bad? If coconut water develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, it should be discarded.

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