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Get to Know Acerola and its Benefits

Post Date: 03/14/2019


By: iTi Innovation

Acerola is continuing to grow in popularity as a versatile ingredient that supports the widely sought after “clean label” claim. Acerola, also known as the Barbados Cherry or West Indian Cherry, is a small red colored fruit with a tart, fruity pulp. It has a delicious, distinctive flavor which is often described as a cross … Continue reading Get to Know Acerola and its Benefits

The Food and Beverage Industry Guide to Clarified Juice Products

Post Date: 02/21/2019


By: iTi Innovation

Calling all product developers! Spice up your spirits and brighten your brews with iTi’s clarified fruit juices! iTi Tropicals offers several clarified tropical fruit juice concentrates that are especially suited for incorporation into beers, wines, spirits and mocktails. These fruit juice concentrates evoke a tropical state of mind and blend seamlessly into your beverage applications. … Continue reading The Food and Beverage Industry Guide to Clarified Juice Products

Passion Fruit: The Perfect Ingredient for Ultimate Taste

Post Date: 02/7/2019


By: iTi Innovation

Who doesn’t want a little more passion in their life? Consumers are seeking out exotic flavors more than ever – and the flavor profile that passion fruit offers is the epitome of “exotic”! Give consumers just what they’re looking for by infusing some passion into your product offerings with the addition of passion fruit! A … Continue reading Passion Fruit: The Perfect Ingredient for Ultimate Taste

Infographic: Discover What’s Possible with Passion Fruit

Post Date: 01/24/2019


By: iTi Innovation

Passionfruit has so many possibilities! Check out our latest infographic to learn about this versatile fruit’s sweet and savory applications, unique name, and more. iTi supplies frozen passion fruit concentrate, frozen passion fruit juice, NFC (sometimes also called passionfruit puree), frozen passion fruit essence, and frozen clarified passion fruit juice concentrate. They do not contain … Continue reading Infographic: Discover What’s Possible with Passion Fruit

Discovering What’s Possible with Tropical

Post Date: 12/20/2018


By: iTi Innovation

At the beginning of the year, iTi’s Innovation Team wrote a blog predicting food trends, and how tropical fruits would be at the top of the list of 2018’s greatest ingredients. Let’s revisit these predicted trends and see how they came to fruition! Every year, major food publications, data researchers, and even grocery stores publish … Continue reading Discovering What’s Possible with Tropical

Coconut Water – From Humble Beginnings to Showstopper Versatility

Post Date: 12/13/2018


By: iTi Innovation

What is Coconut Water and Where Does It Come From? Coconuts are derived from the coconut palm, a tropical tree with the Latin name Cocos nucifera. The coconut palm tree grows in tropical regions around the equator, and upon reaching maturity can stand 65 to 72 feet tall. Coconuts can be harvested year round, and … Continue reading Coconut Water – From Humble Beginnings to Showstopper Versatility

Veggie Coconut Curry

Post Date: 12/6/2018


By: iTi Innovation

  Looking for a plant-based alternative for creamy recipes? Coconut milk is the perfect option! Warm up with our delicious Veggie Coconut Curry recipe.     Ingredients: 1 tablespoon Virgin Coconut Oil ½ cup Onion, diced 4 Garlic Cloves, minced 1 tablespoon Ginger, grated ½ cup Broccoli florets ½ cup Carrots, diced 1/4 cup Cherry … Continue reading Veggie Coconut Curry

iTi Tropicals Celebrates 30 Years!

Post Date: 11/15/2018


By: iTi Innovation

  iTi Tropicals is celebrating 30 years of innovation! President and Owner, Gert van Manen, founded iTi Tropicals in 1988. Headquartered in Lawrenceville, NJ, iTi imports the world’s highest quality tropical and exotic fruit juices, purees and concentrates. iTi Tropicals takes ownership and responsibility for the items we import and distribute to offer a full … Continue reading iTi Tropicals Celebrates 30 Years!

Coconut Water – the Solution for Mindful Consumers

Post Date: 11/8/2018


By: iTi Innovation

  The iTi Tropicals Team recently attended the 2018 Juice Summit in Antwerp, Belgium, and are eager to share a few of the current industry trends discussed at this leading annual conference for fruit juices. With 43 speakers, 300 companies and 553 attendees from over 40 countries participating, the Juice Summit serves as a forum … Continue reading Coconut Water – the Solution for Mindful Consumers

“Fall” in Love with Tropical Flavors

Post Date: 11/1/2018


By: iTi Innovation

  As the leaves start to change colors and the nights become colder, consumers naturally seek warm comfort foods to satisfy their cravings. Hearty soups and stews are perfect meal options to give the consumer a taste of the changing seasons. Elevate familiar comfort foods with unexpected, exotic flavors from tropical fruits. Many of our product … Continue reading “Fall” in Love with Tropical Flavors

Utilizing Clarified Products in Brews, Wines, Mocktails and More!

Post Date: 10/18/2018


By: iTi Innovation

  Calling all product developers! Spice up your spirits and brighten your brews with iTi’s clarified fruit juices! iTi Tropicals offers several clarified tropical fruit juice concentrates that are especially suited for incorporation into beers, wines, spirits and mocktails. These fruit juice concentrates evoke a tropical state of mind and blend seamlessly into your beverage … Continue reading Utilizing Clarified Products in Brews, Wines, Mocktails and More!

Coconut Water Concentrate

Post Date: 10/11/2018


By: iTi Innovation

  Coconut is a bountiful fruit – it bears coconut water, coconut cream, and coconut oil. Explore the benefits of the most hydrating of the three – coconut water – with the iTi Innovation Team. Coconut water is the translucent liquid extracted from inside of a coconut (not to be confused with coconut cream or … Continue reading Coconut Water Concentrate

Guava Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Post Date: 10/4/2018


By: iTi Innovation

  Did you know that iTi’s fruit purees can also be used as an egg substitute? The guava puree in this eggless recipe adds great flavor, texture, color, vitamin C, and antioxidants!        Guava Cupcake Recipe: ·         Cake mix ·         ½ cup – iTi Tropicals Guava Puree ·         1 cup – Water … Continue reading Guava Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

The Surge in Plant-Based Vegan Non-Dairy Products

Post Date: 09/20/2018


By: iTi Innovation

  Coconut Milk: Nature’s Answer to Dairy Milk choices are no longer limited to the fat percentage and color of the lid or carton (red, green, blue, purple). Options now include organic milk, grass-fed cow milk, and lactose-free milk, among many others. And recently, a growing number of non-dairy milk alternatives are being developed to meet … Continue reading The Surge in Plant-Based Vegan Non-Dairy Products

Infographic: Maintain 100% Juice while Cutting Sugar

Post Date: 09/13/2018


By: iTi Innovation

  Curious how you can provide your customers with a 100% Juice product that is lower in sugar and doesn’t impact taste? Check out our infographic below to see how.   Click here for a PDF of this infographic.