Coconut Water – A Useful Tool to Support R&D Application Growth

By: iTi Innovation


Coconuts are the fruit of the coconut palm, botanically known as Cocos nucifera. Coconut water is the translucent, free flowing liquid obtained from the inside of the coconut, and has been utilized for many years as a natural source of hydration. Coconut water can serve as a nutritive and rehydrating agent to restore electrolyte balance after exercise. Add coconut water to your ingredient list and see the benefits – not only in offering consumers a beverage that will better hydrate them, but also in creating a product that is lower in sugar and caloric content.

Working with coconut water presents an opportunity to create lower calorie, 100% juice blends that are innovative yet simple. The opportunities are plentiful! Coconut water blends seamlessly with other juices due to its gentle flavor and aroma. In addition, its translucent color blends well with high color juices such as cranberry, blackberry, raspberry, cherry, and grape. And, it contributes a low caloric load and well known nutritional benefits.

Coconut water blends well with other applications aside from juices as well! Coconut water adds minimal texture and can effectively reduce viscosity and improve drinkability of thick purees, such as banana or mango. Driven by consumers’ fast-paced lifestyles, the quest for healthy and functional beverages is on the rise – and coconut water is the answer!

iTi Tropicals considers coconut water a phenomenal ingredient, and an important tool that offers our customers the differentiation they need to appeal to their consumers. iTi Tropicals offers a wide variety of coconut water products. To learn more about what iTi Tropicals coconut water can do for your product line, check out our coconut water product page and our coconut water FAQs.


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