Frequently Asked Questions

Your coco-questions, answered. Don’t see an answer to your question? Get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

Do you cater parties and events?

Absolutely. We require at least 14 days in advance notice so we can properly schedule and plan for your special event. Mingle’s will also work with your budget and special event needs.

Do you deliver?

Yes. We deliver with minimum order and flat concierge delivery fee around downtown Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, etc. Please call us for more information on how we can accommodate you.

What’s your return policy?

All our perishable coconut products are 100% satisfaction guaranteed. We ask our customers to treat our products with care and keep them refrigerated. Remember, they are raw and unpasteurized. If you are not satisfied with our products, please notify us within 48 hours of purchase and we will give you a refund. Our highly perishable products: Fresh Coconuts, Cocobrew, Cogurt, CocoCloud, Ocean, CocoLatte, Thrive, Roar and Dark Vader are guaranteed fresh and we take pride in the quality of our creations.

Do you have your products in the grocery stores?

For now, we are exclusive to our Farmers Market locations: Calabasas, Malibu, Pacific Palisades and Brentwood. We can also deliver our products to you within the delivery areas mentioned above. Should we open a new market, we will announce on Instagram. Please go to About Mingle’s Page and email us and we will be happy to keep you informed about our activities and new products. We will not share your e-mail with third party vendors/companies…We respect your privacy.

What are the benefits of Coconuts?

According to Dr. Josh Axe, coconut water’s primary nutrient is Potassium. It contains approximately 600 mg. making it a high electrolyte beverage. Electrolytes are critical to maintain blood volume, heart health, and well as to prevent dehydration. Maintaining electrolyte levels can help reduce fatigue, stress, and help maintain muscle relaxation.

Is drinking and eating raw coconuts dangerous?

Mingle’s family has been consuming and enjoying young fresh coconuts for many years. We have heard from customers asking us about our coconuts — whether they are organic or not. And if not, are they dipped in formaldehyde? Are they poisonous? Dangerous to even sell them? Please see this interesting newsletter and decide for yourself and your family what is best for you.

What is Coconut Water Kefir?

According to Dr. Josh Axe, Coconut kefir is both lactose-free and gluten-free. It’s simply coconut water that has been fermented with kefir grains. Similar to dairy-based kefirs, coconut kefir supplies your gut with lots of beneficial bacteria that improve your immune system, digestive system and fight infection. Kefir made with dairy is typically tolerated well by lactose intolerant people, but some people are extremely lactose intolerant and avoid dairy at all cost. Other people are looking for a change in flavor and slightly different nutritional compounds in their kefir drinks. Coconut kefir is a great alternative to milk kefir with its delicious flavor profile plus the amazing benefits of coconuts and coconut water to boot.

3 Awesome Coconut Kefir Health Benefits

1. Immune System Booster

Coconut kefir is one of the best probiotic foods around, and we know probiotics are the special forces of the microbial world. One in particular that is specific to kefir alone is called Lactobacillus kefiri, and it helps defend against harmful bacteria like salmonella and E. coli. This bacterial strain, along with the various others handfuls, help modulate the immune system and inhibit many predatory bacteria growth. (3)

Kefir also contains another powerful compound found only in this probiotic drink, an insoluble polysaccharide called kefiran. A 2005 study published in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents showed kefiran is antimicrobial, helps fight against candida symptoms and even speeds healing of external wounds. (4)

2. Digestive Aid

Your gut flora or gut microbiome is made up of a complex community of microorganisms that live in your digestive tract, and it’s directly impacted by your diet. Consuming coconut kefir on a regular basis is an excellent way to optimize the health of your personal gut microbiome, which means improved functioning and health of your digestive system.

The probiotics found in coconut kefir are excellent for discouraging constipation and encouraging healthy elimination on a regular basis. The probiotics also help restore your good flora that fight against pathogens and aid against disruptive diarrhea and other gastrointestinal side effects caused by taking antibiotics. (5)

Coconut water kefir is also especially great for digestion due to the lauric acid it naturally contains. Lauric acid converts to monolaurin in the body, which helps protect against gastrointestinal infections, worms, viruses and more. (6)

3. Allergies and Asthma Remedy

Coconut kefir is an excellent way to up your daily probiotic intake and get your allergies and asthma under control. Various forms of allergies and asthma are all linked to internal inflammation and suboptimal gut health. In animal studies conducted at the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology’s Natural Medicine Research Center, kefir was shown to reduce inflammatory cells disrupting the lungs and air passages, as well as reduce mucus buildup. (7)

The live microorganisms present in kefir help promote the immune system to naturally suppress allergic reactions and aid in changing the body’s response to the systemic outbreak points for allergies. (8) Many scientists believe allergic reactions result from a lack of good bacteria in the gut. Researchers from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center performed 23 different studies with almost 2,000 people, and in 17 of those studies, test subjects taking probiotics showed improved allergic symptoms and quality of life. (9)