FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why is Harmless Harvest Harmless Coconut® Water sometimes PINK?October 29, 2014

Although coconut water comes out of the coconut clear, it can turn pink when the varying levels of antioxidants contained in the water interact with light. Instead of hiding this natural variation by adding Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid, we choose to embrace it. Pink or Clear – They’re both delicious!

Do Harmless Harvest products need to be refrigerated?October 24, 2014

Yes. Our products contains absolutely no preservatives or additives and must be maintained in refrigerated conditions at all times. When exposed to ambient temperatures, our product behaves like other natural juices or milks. It can sour or have other changes in flavor, aroma and appearance.

How is Harmless Harvest USDA Organic?April 05, 2016

Harmless Harvest products are certified according to USDA National Organic Program standards.   This certifies that our products are made without GMOs, irradiation, synthetic fertilizers, or prohibited pesticides.  Without USDA Organic certification, there is no guarantee of the organic practices used during the growing of the coconuts and other ingredients.

Where are the coconuts from?October 29, 2014

Our coconuts are harvested by hand in small organic agroforestry farms in Thailand. We proudly support traditional agricultural methods and community centered organic farming initiatives. Read more.

Why is Harmless Harvest worth more?April 05, 2016

Made the only way we think it should be done, our product uses only organic and sustainably harvested coconuts and cutting-edge scientific methods. This allows us to maintain a high quality product and pay fair wages. We refuse to cut corners and make a cheap product, knowing that quality is worth the effort.

Is the coconut water raw?August 27, 2015

Although there is no USDA definition of what constitutes a “raw” product, we are proud that we never thermally pasteurize our product, which means it’s as close to getting the water directly from a coconut. We use a proprietary multi-step micro-filtration process to extend shelf life in refrigerated conditions. Read more.

Can I freeze Harmless Harvest?October 24, 2014

We don’t recommend freezing our coconut water and cannot guarantee the shelf life if frozen.

Should my coconut water be carbonated/have a strong smell/be thick?October 26, 2014

It sounds like your bottle may have been mishandled and exposed to ambient temperatures at some stage, causing probiotic fermentation. Many people are still learning about the perishability of our coconut water versus the others. Email info@harmlessharvest.com so we can find out what happened.

Are Harmless Harvest Harmless Coconut® Waters from concentrate?October 29, 2014

No. Legally, companies can claim they are 100% pure and natural when using juice that was reconstituted from concentrate. Our coconut water is not from concentrate.

Are Harmless Harvest Harmless Coconut® Waters sustainably produced?October 29, 2014

We believe the way we do business is beneficial to everyone involved, from the plants at the source to the people who purchase. It is important to keep in mind that there is no legal definition for “sustainable,” which is why anyone can claim sustainability without any need to prove it. Read more.

Is sugar added?October 29, 2014

Nothing is added to our coconut water. The 14g of sugar in each serving are naturally occurring. Some people do think the unique coconuts we source are sweeter than those found in other parts of the world, contributions of the texture, fragrance, and proprietary methods of bottling. 

Are Harmless Harvest coconuts dipped in formaldehyde?October 24, 2014

No. Our coconuts are processed shortly after harvesting in Thailand, without the use of formaldehyde or preserving agents whatsoever.

Do the bottles contain BPA?October 29, 2014

Our teas are packaged in PET1 plastic, which is BPA free and the most easily recyclable plastic available. 

Where can I get Harmless Harvest® products?October 29, 2014

Harmless Coconut® Water, Harmless Coconut® Probiotics and Harmless™ Coconut® Water Coffee are perishable products and should be kept refrigerated at all times. Look for us in the refrigerated section of a store near you. New locations are added everyday.

I want my favorite store/yoga studio/gym to carry Harmless Harvest products.October 29, 2014

Request Harmless Harvest at the location. Stores etc. are far more likely to order our coconut water when they know their customers want to purchase it. Also, let us know.

Where can I purchase this outside of the US?October 29, 2014

Currently, Harmless Harvest® products are only available in the United States.

Can I order Harmless Harvest products directly for wholesale?October 29, 2014

We do not currently offer direct ordering, but are happy to connect business with TIN or federal tax numbers to our closest distributors.

Can I order Harmless Harvest products online?October 29, 2014

We do not sell direct on our website but we do work with some incredible online retailers that offer our products delivered direct to your house or business.  Find Us.  If you are a business who wants to wholesale our products, click here for more info.  

I want Harmless Harvest products in my store.October 29, 2014

Contact us.

Does Harmless Harvest sell the coconut meat?October 29, 2014

We do not currently sell coconut meat.

Are you hiring?October 29, 2014

We are always hiring. Check out the current available positions, and send us your resume even if you don’t see an exact fit. We’ll keep it on hand in case of future openings.

Can I drink Harmless Harvest if I’m pregnant?October 29, 2014

If you are pregnant or immunocompromised, we strongly urge you to follow your doctor’s recommendations. We take every precaution in making our products safe, as well as delicious. It is best to listen to your doctor if you have concerns.

I want to be sponsored by Harmless Harvest.October 29, 2014

With our ecosystem based business model, we put as many resources as possible towards the source. This means we keep an extremely limited marketing budget and limited budgets for sponsorships. For consideration, please fill out the event/sponsporship form here.

Can I get Harmless Harvest products in a larger size?October 29, 2014

Our coconut water is currently available in 8oz, 16oz, and 32oz bottles. Many stores sell cases of 12 bottles. Ask a store representative next time you’re shopping. 

Does Harmless Harvest sell the whole coconut?October 29, 2014

Our coconut water is bottled in Thailand. We do not import whole coconuts, and this would require alternate processes that would challenge the integrity of our mission. 

What is on bottom of the bottle?November 21, 2014

Without using homogenization or chemical stabilizers, the ground dark cacao will naturally precipitate and settle. For the best flavor, give the bottle a hearty shake before opening. 

My question was not answered.October 29, 2014

We try our best to provide as much information as possible. If you don’t see your question here, let us know.

I have a question about Harmless Harvest's coconut water November 18, 2014

See the answers to many questions about our Harmless Harvest Harmless Coconut® Water below. If you don't find an answer there, please contact us.

Why are some bottles pink?April 05, 2016

Although coconut water comes out of the coconut clear, it can turn pink when the varying levels of antioxidants contained in the water interact with light. Instead of hiding this natural variation by adding Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid, we choose to embrace it. Pink or Clear – They’re both delicious!

What are the benefits of coconut water?April 05, 2016

With essential electrolytes, such as potassium, coconut water is nature’s perfect creation for rehydration.

 

How long is my bottle of Harmless Harvest Coconut Water good to drink after I open it?December 18, 2017

We suggest consuming our Harmless Coconut Water within 4-5 days of opening as long as signs of spoilage do not exist. Signs of spoilage are carbonation, a strong smell, thickened consistency or altered taste.  We do not suggest drinking the Coconut Water if any of these symptoms are present. 

Can I drink my bottle of Harmless Coconut Water after the best by date if it doesn’t look or taste spoiled?December 18, 2017

Each bottle has a best by date which tells you how long our products will be of best quality at refrigerated temperatures.  We do not recommend consuming our products past the best by dates listed on the bottles.

Can I get a coupon to try Harmless Harvest products?December 18, 2017

As an ecosystem based company we are committed to paying fair prices for goods like our coconut water, as well as returning part of the welfare we create back to the local Thai community, so we keep an extremely limited budget for coupons and product samples.

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