iTi Tropicals Unveils Six Custom Coconut
Water and Coconut Milk Blend
Designed to Highlight the Special
Capabilities of Coconut Ingredients
Unique Ingredients Showcase How Coconut
Can Be Used to Create Innovative, Consumer-Preferred Products and Inspire
Lawrenceville, NJ (X February 2015) - iTi
Tropicals, Inc. (iTi), a leading supplier of bulk tropical fruit juices, purees
and concentrates, announced today the availability of six custom coconut water
and coconut milk prototype blends designed specifically to stimulate research
and development and to initiate a creative dialog. iTi's goal is to
encourage manufacturers to experiment with these special ingredients, discover new formulations and functions, and collaborate
with iTi product development scientists for
insights and assistance.
Displaying coconut ingredients, the prototypes include an Organic Coconut Water
100 percent juice beverage, two Coconut Milk beverages, a light Culinary Coconut Milk, an Apple-Coconut Water blend, and an Orange-Coconut Water
blend. They are all packaged in shelf-stable 330-ml Tetra Prisma boxes. The coconut beverages highlight powerful ingredients for use in products including juice, tea, coffee, and soda, to
mention a few. The coconut milk beverages can contribute mouthfeel,
electrolytes and label-appeal to such foods as ice cream, yogurt, soup,
dressings, and sauces.
development scientists, the lifeblood of our state-of-the-art Innovation
Center, are proud to offer our
customers new and innovative ways to succeed with these ingredients," said Gert van Manen, president, iTi Tropicals, Inc.
"Strengthening our commitment, this is the first time we've actually secured
time at a commercial pilot plant to create unique shelf-stable prototypes intended to spark creativity and stimulate creative conversations with our customers."
Organic Coconut Water, 100 percent juice prototype, is a pure and natural
isotonic beverage featuring five essential electrolytes, more potassium than a
banana, no added sugars, and is fat-free, cholesterol-free and
preservative-free. It can be incorporated into many beverage applications and
is often described as a natural sports drink.
two Coconut Milk beverages, Coconut Milk beverage made from 33 percent Coconut
Water from concentrate and Coconut Milk beverage made from 100 percent Coconut
Water from concentrate, are formulated with reconstituted Coconut Water from
concentrate and coconut cream. Health benefits include a lower fat
content (similar to reduced fat 2 percent milk) and appreciable amounts of
electrolytes (potassium, sodium, calcium, phosphorus,
and magnesium) from the coconut water. These
creamy products are light white in color and have a pleasant taste without any
added sugar. The use of coconut water in place of regular dilution water
provides added body, a bolder flavor, and a pleasant
texture. Further, the coconut water content of the Coconut Milk beverage
made from 33 percent Coconut Water can be labeled as 30 percent juice, and the
Coconut Milk beverage made from 100 percent Coconut Water can be labeled as 91
Light Coconut Culinary Milk prototype is a 6 percent fat coconut culinary milk
designed predominantly for cooking. A vegan ingredient, it is dairy-, gluten-,
and GMO-free. It is ideal for making
vegan soup bisques.
Apple-Coconut Water and Orange-Coconut Water beverages are ingredient blends
that showcase 100
percent juice products having 25 percent fewer
calories versus all apple or all orange juice. This
is accomplished because coconut water has asingle strength of only 4.2°
brix. The coconut water provides juice content
without interfering with the characteristic flavor, texture or color of
other fruit juices.
New prototypes are planned
for May 2015 including:
water diluted to either 3° or 4° brix andwith1 percent sugar added.
water and passionfruit blendwith100 percent juice
water and acerola blendwith100 percent juice content.
water, spinach, mango, and blueberries with 100 percent juice content.
water, red beet, passionfruit, and carrots
with 100 percent juice content.
coconut water with100 percent juice content.
and coconut waterwith 100 percent juice content.
waterwith100 percent juice content.
is to be our customer's partner in innovation," said Mr. van Manen. "The
objective of our new prototype program is to get the creative juices flowing
and help them translate inventive ideas into successful new products."
can contact iTi Tropicals to obtain details and samples or to arrange a personal meeting. Please visit the
iTi website at www.ititropicals.com or call +1 609-986-2711 for further information.
About iTi Tropicals
iTi Tropicals Inc., a
leader in the exotic tropical fruit product category, is an independent company
headquartered in Lawrenceville, N.J. Since
1988, iTi Tropicals has grown to become a leading U.S. supplier of processed
tropical fruits. iTi maintains an
extensive inventory of both frozen and aseptically packed tropical and exotic
fruit purees, juices and concentrates. Their sole business is importing
high-quality tropical ingredients from manufacturers worldwide who meet their
quality standards. iTi products include coconut water, coconut cream,
banana, guava, papaya, mango, passionfruit, açaí, acerola, mangosteen, tamarind,
and dragon fruit.