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iTi Tropicals’ 2022 Trends Forecast

Post Date: 01/20/2022


By: iTi Innovation

Provenance, functional ingredients, clean-labels, and tropical flavors are among the trends that iTi Tropicals’ expects to see throughout 2022.  Continue reading to learn how iTi Tropicals’ can support the development of new products that fall into these trends!  Provenance and Authenticity   Consumers are excited about products that come from another country provided the products are … Continue reading iTi Tropicals’ 2022 Trends Forecast

2021 Innovation Wrap-Up

Post Date: 01/6/2022


By: iTi Innovation

iTi Tropicals’ Innovation Team had an exciting and innovative year. This year, we focused on finding creative applications and concepts for our products. Let’s take a look at some of the concepts we really focused on throughout the year.  Tropicals in Unexpected Applications  iTi Tropicals’ Innovation Team is always searching to bring a touch of the … Continue reading 2021 Innovation Wrap-Up

Guava Coconut Peppermint Cooler

Post Date: 12/16/2021


By: iTi Innovation

When the holiday season comes around, one flavor comes to mind: peppermint.  Peppermint is often accompanied by chocolate, mocha, or vanilla so the Innovation Team at iTi Tropicals’ wanted to create a new and exciting flavor combination: guava, peppermint, and coconut!   Sweet guava and creamy coconut compliment cooling peppermint in this flavorful, holiday-inspired cocktail. Made with peppermint schnapps, … Continue reading Guava Coconut Peppermint Cooler

Recipe: Eggnog Panna Cotta with Passion Fruit Cranberry Jam

Post Date: 12/9/2021


By: iTi Innovation

As the holiday season comes around, consumers get into the spirit with classic holiday beverages, foods, and desserts.  One classic holiday favorite comes to mind this time of year – eggnog of course.  Typically made with milk, cream, eggs, sugar, and spices, similar to ice cream and custards, it’s easy to understand why so many consumers gravitate towards … Continue reading Recipe: Eggnog Panna Cotta with Passion Fruit Cranberry Jam

Recipe: Coconut Cream Hot Cocoa

Post Date: 12/2/2021


By: iTi Innovation

As the crisp winter air starts to settle in, the craving for a warm and toasty beverage is born. A nice cup of hot cocoa always hits the spot on a chilly winter night and will keep your customers satisfied. When the snow is falling and friends are calling “you-who”, give your customers the option of a … Continue reading Recipe: Coconut Cream Hot Cocoa

Five Fruit Forward Coffee Creamer Recipes

Post Date: 11/18/2021


By: iTi Innovation

Liven up your consumers’ morning cup of coffee with these fruit-forward, plant-based coffee creamer concepts. iTi Tropicals’ Innovation Team has developed five new and exciting coffee creamer concepts, perfect for any coffee-lover.  Our coffee creamer concepts combine coconut cream, sugar, vanilla, and water with a tropical fruit puree such as guava, banana, or mango for a fruity coffee creamer.  For a more traditional, dairy-free creamer, … Continue reading Five Fruit Forward Coffee Creamer Recipes

Recipe: Dragon-Fruit Banana Frozen Novelty

Post Date: 11/11/2021


By: iTi Innovation

Dairy-free, fat-free, plant-based frozen novelties have never tasted so good with iTi Tropicals fruit purees and juices. iTi Tropicals’ Innovation Team has developed a Dragon Fruit Banana Frozen Novelty concept made from functional ingredients including banana puree and dragon fruit puree.    Why Banana Puree?  The banana puree serves as the base for this frozen novelty due to its naturally … Continue reading Recipe: Dragon-Fruit Banana Frozen Novelty

Recipe: Coconut Water Cold Brew Coffee

Post Date: 11/4/2021


By: iTi Innovation

Need a drink that’s both refreshing and energizing? Look no further; coffee cold-brewed in coconut water is the perfect beverage to boost your energy and keep you hydrated.    Why Coconut Water?   It has five essential electrolytes, including potassium, magnesium, and calcium.  It has no added sugar, fat, cholesterol or preservatives, and is significantly lower in calories … Continue reading Recipe: Coconut Water Cold Brew Coffee

Recipe: Ginger Turmeric Chicken Wellness Soup

Post Date: 10/28/2021


By: Taylor Sison

Soup is often thought of as a remedy for treating common colds, the flu, and various other illnesses because soup is made with nutritious ingredients that include vegetables, herbs, bone broth or stock, and protein.     iTi Tropicals’ Innovation Team has created a Ginger Turmeric Chicken Wellness Soup that utilizes the following functional ingredients:  Coconut water   Coconut water contains five essential … Continue reading Recipe: Ginger Turmeric Chicken Wellness Soup

2021 Q3 Innovation Recap

Post Date: 10/20/2021


By: iTi Innovation

Over the past three months, iTi Tropicals’ Innovation Team has published a total of 10 new, innovative, and creative concepts-including videos and infographics! From product spotlights to consumer trends, our innovation team has covered a variety of exciting ideas. Check out the rest of our blog post to learn more!  Product Spotlights  Acerola  Invigorate your product line and … Continue reading 2021 Q3 Innovation Recap

Recipe: Plant-Based Apple Cider Donuts

Post Date: 10/14/2021


By: iTi Innovation

Apple cider donuts; a seasonal treat and a fall-food must have! iTi Tropicals’ innovation team took a fall-food favorite and gave it a light, tropical twist. Not only are the donuts delicious, but they are also entirely plant-based!  The original recipe that we made uses eggs and butter. We found that we are able to use our banana puree to … Continue reading Recipe: Plant-Based Apple Cider Donuts

Recipe: Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte

Post Date: 10/7/2021


By: iTi Innovation

What better way to celebrate the beginning of Fall than with a little pumpkin spice? The iTi Innovation Team has created a decadent dairy-free pumpkin spice latte recipe utilizing our coconut cream. Incorporating coconut cream into beverage applications offers an excellent plant-based alternative to traditional dairy ingredients. Transform coconut cream into coconut milk with ease by simply adding water … Continue reading Recipe: Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte

What’s Possible With iTi’s Coconut Cream

Post Date: 09/30/2021


By: iTi Innovation

At iTi Tropicals, tropical, versatile ingredients are our specialty. Our coconut cream products are the ultimate, versatile ingredients to incorporate into your product line.  With a sweet yet bold flavor, rich velvety texture, and creamy mouthfeel customers are sure to love coconut cream.  What’s Possible with Coconut Cream?  From Beverages…  Add a splash of coconut cream to … Continue reading What’s Possible With iTi’s Coconut Cream

Infographic: Get to Know Banana Puree

Post Date: 09/15/2021


By: iTi Innovation

Ecuadorian Banana Puree is the versatile ingredient your product line needs. From condiments and sauces to pastries and desserts, the applications are endless with banana puree!  Banana puree is a very unique and versatile ingredient because of its flavor, viscosity, and natural sweetness. With its widely accepted taste and flavor, product development opportunities to formulate … Continue reading Infographic: Get to Know Banana Puree

Recipe: Pineapple Barbecue Sauce

Post Date: 09/9/2021


By: iTi Innovation

Add a tropical twist to condiments with pineapple juice and pineapple juice concentrate. Pineapple is the perfect ingredient to incorporate into sauces because it adds sweetness and imparts a unique, exotic flavor. iTi Tropicals’ Innovation Team has developed a Pineapple Barbeque Sauce Concept that incorporates pineapple juice concentrate. Check out the recipe below!  Pineapple Barbeque Sauce   Ingredients  … Continue reading Recipe: Pineapple Barbecue Sauce