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Recipe: Plant-Based Zuppa Toscano Italian Cream Soup

Post Date: 03/26/2020


By: iTi Innovation

Coconut Water Functionality in Stock and Soup As the trend on plant-based alternatives continue to rise, iTi’s Innovation Team has developed plant-based stock and broth recipes that utilize coconut water as a base. Why coconut water? It’s incredible versatility! Coconut water adds a very subtle yet pleasing flavor when combined with other ingredients. Because it … Continue reading Recipe: Plant-Based Zuppa Toscano Italian Cream Soup

Plant-Based Pancake Recipe

Post Date: 03/19/2020


By: iTi Innovation

Eggs, milk, and butter are three traditional ingredients of any pancake recipe. But did you know that you can make completely plant-based pancakes that taste great too? Wonderfully fluffy and sweet, these plant-based pancakes are the perfect way to start your day. And they’re super simple to make! You can even make them the night … Continue reading Plant-Based Pancake Recipe

Coconut Water – The Ideal Ingredient for Your Product Line

Post Date: 03/12/2020


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 it can stand 65 to 72 feet tall. Coconuts can be harvested year-round, and … Continue reading Coconut Water – The Ideal Ingredient for Your Product Line

Cold Brew Coffee Innovation: Caffeine + Electrolytes!

Post Date: 02/27/2020


By: iTi Innovation

You read that right, cold brew coffee that has caffeine AND electrolytes. It’s hydrating, energizing, and delicious. So what’s the secret? Coconut water of course. The innovation team at iTi Tropicals wanted to try something new, so we brewed some cold brew coffee in coconut water. Not only is this super simple recipe easy for … Continue reading Cold Brew Coffee Innovation: Caffeine + Electrolytes!

Recipe: Coconut Water-Brine + Plant-Based Poke Bowl!

Post Date: 02/20/2020


By: Webmaster

You may only think to brine a turkey around Thanksgiving, but a brine can go far beyond the holidays and can be applied to many types of foods. Here’s why: What is a brine? The very definition of brining is to treat food with a mixture of water and salt in order to preserve or … Continue reading Recipe: Coconut Water-Brine + Plant-Based Poke Bowl!

Plant-Based Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

Post Date: 02/13/2020


By: iTi Innovation

Looking for the perfect dessert this Valentine’s Day? Look no further than a plant-based chocolate lava cake that not even cupid can resist. iTi’s Innovation Team created this plant-based dessert recipe that you are sure to fall in love with.  What makes this dessert both incredibly tasty and entirely plant-based? Coconut Cream! To start, we … Continue reading Plant-Based Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

The Ultimate Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate Recipe

Post Date: 01/30/2020


By: iTi Innovation

January 31st  is National Hot Chocolate Day! This annual “holiday” celebrates the warm and creamy beverage we love to drink. While the terms hot chocolate and hot cocoa are often used interchangeably, hot chocolate is comfort in a cup no matter what you call it! If your taste buds are screaming for a delicious sweet … Continue reading The Ultimate Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate Recipe

Wake up your Salad Dressing with this Passion Fruit Juice Recipe!

Post Date: 01/16/2020


By: iTi Innovation

Looking for a new way to jazz up your salads?  Try using passion fruit as the acid in your vinaigrette instead of vinegar.  Passion fruit juice makes the perfect substitute because it has the same pH as white vinegar and provides a subtle, yet lovely passion fruit flavor in your dressing!  This sweet and tangy … Continue reading Wake up your Salad Dressing with this Passion Fruit Juice Recipe!

Create the Right Dairy Hybrid with Coconut Milk!

Post Date: 01/9/2020


By: iTi Innovation

Flexitarian diets, a concept that allows consumers to change the way they are eating without being exclusive to veganism, are rising in popularity. Unlike other diets, the flexitarian diet is not restrictive; it is inclusive and flexible. Because this diet is becoming more popular, the innovation team at iTi Tropicals are working on products that … Continue reading Create the Right Dairy Hybrid with Coconut Milk!

Food Trends 2019: Discover What’s Possible with Tropical

Post Date: 12/19/2019


By: iTi Innovation

As 2019 is wrapping up, the Innovation Team at iTi Tropicals revisited some of the more popular food trends for 2019.  #Trending: Plant-Based All throughout 2019, plant-based products continued to dominate the culinary industry. The driving forces behind this trend are the low environmental impacts of plant-based production and consumption. Because of this consistent and … Continue reading Food Trends 2019: Discover What’s Possible with Tropical

Coconut Water: A Plant-Based Alternative for Stocks and Soups

Post Date: 12/12/2019


By: iTi Innovation

Coconut Water Functionality in Stock and Soup  As the trend on plant-based alternatives continue to rise, iTi’s Innovation Team has developed plant-based stock and broth recipes that utilize coconut water as a base. Why coconut water? It’s incredibly versatile! We have found that coconut water adds a very subtle yet pleasing flavor when combined with other ingredients. And coconut water can be utilized as a natural hydration source because it … Continue reading Coconut Water: A Plant-Based Alternative for Stocks and Soups

Infographic: Plant-Based Coconut Cream Yogurt Recipe

Post Date: 12/5/2019


By: iTi Innovation

Plant-based products, especially yogurts, are on the rise. Coconut Cream is the perfect replacement to make yogurt dairy-free! It is creamy, smooth, and light in flavor. And Coconut Cream blends seamlessly with other ingredients so that your yogurt can be made any flavor you desire! Click here to request a sample of iTi Tropicals’ Coconut … Continue reading Infographic: Plant-Based Coconut Cream Yogurt Recipe

Thanksgiving Appetizer: Brie en Croute

Post Date: 11/21/2019


By: iTi Innovation

Thanksgiving Appetizer:  Brie en Croute Part of the magic of Thanksgiving is that each family celebrates a bit differently. Some families gather around to watch Thanksgiving Football, while others watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Some families host an elaborate and sophisticated meal, while many others prefer to keep it simple.  No matter how you … Continue reading Thanksgiving Appetizer: Brie en Croute

Coconut Water: Low in Sugar and Calories!

Post Date: 11/14/2019


By: iTi Innovation

Why You Should Be Using Coconut Water in Your 100% Juice Blend Driven by consumers’ active, fast-paced lifestyles, the quest for healthy, functional beverages is on the rise – and coconut water is the answer! Using coconut water as a beverage ingredient presents the opportunity to create 100% juice blends that are simple yet innovative, … Continue reading Coconut Water: Low in Sugar and Calories!

Infographic: Sweet and Savory Mango Ramen Recipe

Post Date: 11/7/2019


By: iTi Innovation

From sweet sorbets to savory soup broths, Mango is sure to give any application a rich, tropical flavor. Click here to request a sample of iTi Tropicals’ Mango purees and concentrates!