2021 Q2 Innovation Recap

By: iTi Innovation

Over the past three months, iTi Tropicals’ Innovation Team has published a total of 12 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

Dragon Fruit  

Brighten your brews with the exotic color and flavor of Vietnamese Dragon Fruit!  With a bright magenta color and a sweet flavor, this fruit is sure to draw attention. Dragon fruit is the perfect, exotic ingredient to incorporate into beers. Not only does dragon fruit have a slightly sweet, mild flavor, it also has a very vibrant, magenta-ruby color. Adding dragon fruit puree to a pale ale or light beer will give it a pop of color, as pale or as vibrant as desired, to make it stand out from the crowd. In addition to a great color, dragon fruit can give a beer a unique, tropical flavor. A brew blended with dragon fruit will appeal to all customers. 

Organic Products

iTi Tropicals supplies a wide variety of USDA certified organic products including: Acai, Acerola, Coconut Cream, Coconut Water, Guava, Mango, Passion Fruit and Virgin Coconut Oil. All of the products below are natural, GMO free, and produced from fresh, ripe, carefully selected fruit. There are no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives in any of the products. The products are also processed in an FDA registered facility, which is HACCP and Kosher-certified.

Industry Specific: Consumer Trends 

Frozen Novelties

Plant-based frozen novelties have never tasted so good with iTi Tropicals fruit purees, juices, and juice concentrates.  At iTi Tropicals, tropical, plant-based ingredients are our specialty. Our product portfolio offers a wide variety of plant-based ingredients, that are perfect for frozen novelties. Product offerings include: acerola, acai, banana, dragon fruit, coconut cream, coconut water, guava, mango, pineapple, and more! 

Clean Label

Consumers are increasingly interested in clean label ingredients. At iTi Tropicals clean label ingredients are our specialty. Our product portfolio offers a wide array of clean label and functional ingredients. Product offerings include: acerola, acai, banana, dragon fruit, coconut cream milk, coconut water, guava, mango, pineapple, and more! Try adding acerola puree or concentrate to a beverage for a clean label source of vitamin C. or blend banana into a bakery item to boost potassium and naturally sweeten. With iTi Tropicals, the possibilities are endless! 

Infographics and Videos

Over the past three months, we have shared some exciting recipe videos and infographics including: a passion fruit cold brew tea recipe video, a pineapple non-dairy frozen dessert recipe video, a plant-based infographic, and an acai infographic. 

Passion Fruit Cold Brew Tea Recipe Video 

The innovation team at iTi Tropicals wanted to try something new and exciting, so we cold brewed earl grey tea in a blend of coconut water and passion fruit juice.  Not only is this beverage energizing, it is also hydrating and delicious!  Add passion fruit cold brew tea to your product line as a line extension, switch up your traditional menu items with passion fruit cold brew, or offer a new and functional tea  product.  

Pineapple Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Recipe Video 

Summer just got cooler with this dairy free frozen novelty. Sweet, juicy pineapple blended with creamy coconut blended together and frozen to create the perfect non-dairy frozen dessert!  Check out the recipe video to learn how to make yours! 

Acai Infographic 

Acai is the Amazonian superfruit your product line needs.  Not only is this fruit delicious, it is also full of nutrients! Check out our infographic to learn more about acai. 

iTi Tropicals offers organic acai puree, organic acai juice, and organic clarified acai juice 

To learn more about iTi Tropicals, visit ititropicals.com today! Interested in a sample of a product mentioned here? Visit our contact page 

All content mentioned in this blog can be found on our website through our blog page! 

Tags:  non-dairy ice cream clean label ingredients organic products passion fruit cold brew tea dragon fruit puree dragon fruit dragon fruit brews frozen dessert non-dairy acai passion fruit Clean Label