2021 Q3 Innovation Recap

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 


Invigorate your product line and intrigue your customers with iTi Tropicals’ Acerola Puree and Acerola Puree Concentrate. Originating from Brazil, Acerola is an exciting ingredient to add to your product line.  Acerola offers a natural, plant-based source of vitamin C and exotic twist to applications. 

iTi Tropicals loves Acerola Puree and Acerola Concentrate because it is a powerful source of naturally occurring vitamin C! Did you know that acerola is one of the world’s most potent sources of vitamin C and bio-flavonoids? Just 100 grams of single-strength acerola contains 20x the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. 

Coconut Cream 

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. 

From Beverages to baked goods to soups and sauces to desserts, anything is possible with iTi Tropicals’ Coconut Cream! 

Industry Specific: Consumer Trends 

Plant-Based Products 

Our product portfolio offers a wide array of plant-based, tropical ingredients. Product offerings include Acai, acerola, banana, coconut cream, coconut milk powder, coconut water, dragon fruit, guava, mango, mangosteen, papaya, passion fruit, and pineapple. 

Banana and Guava Purees: Perfect Ingredient for Baked Goods 

With its widely accepted taste and flavor, product development opportunities are endless. Banana puree is perfect for a variety of different applications such as pastries, donuts, muffins, breads, and more! 

Need something more exotic, tangy, and bright? Guava is your answer. Its familiar yet tropical taste makes it a very versatile fruit that can be used as an egg replacement ingredient or as a complement to other fruit flavors. 


Vitamin C Health Shots 

Health shots are a great way to increase nutrients such as vitamins and minerals into the body and an even better way to help boost the immune system’s health.  iTi Tropicals’ Innovation Team has developed three different health shots that are made of natural fruit juices and spices, containing more than the Recommended Daily Intake of Vitamin C.  

Pineapple Barbecue Sauce 

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.  

Pumpkin Spice Latte 

Fall is here, and pumpkin spice is popping up everywhere! Put a plant-based twist on this seasonal classic with iTi Tropicals’ Coconut Cream. Diversify your product line and delight your customers with this dairy-free fall favorite! 

Apple Cider Banana Donuts 

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 replace the eggs and use our 100% Coconut Milk Powder in place of the butter!   

iTi Tropicals’ Banana Puree makes a great egg replacement in baked ingredients.  The naturally occurring starches, sugars, and pectin provide a structure that would normally come from the egg and the high moisture content acts as a binder to hold the ingredients together.   

Our 100% Coconut Milk Powder is a great replacement for dairy butter because it has slightly less fat than butter at 65% and provides a decadent mouthfeel to enhance baked goods! 

Infographics and Videos 

Over the past three months, we have shared some exciting recipe videos and infographics including a banana versatility infographic, a passion fruit guava spiked smoothie seltzer recipe video, a mango infographic. 

Banana Versatility Infographic 

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 with are endless. Check out our infographic to learn more about banana puree! 

Passion Fruit Guava Spiked Smoothie Seltzer 

Refresh your product line and take your customers’ taste buds on a trip to the tropics with a Passion Fruit Guava Spiked Smoothie Seltzer. iTi Tropicals’ Innovation Team has developed a smoothie-style hard seltzer concept that blends fruit purees and juices such as passion fruit juice, guava puree, and pineapple juice with neutral-tasting grain alcohol and seltzer water for a fizzy, tropical smoothie seltzer. 

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! 

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