“Fall” in Love with Tropical Flavors

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 offerings pair beautifully with the savory flavors of fall! Coconut cream brings a decadent mouth feel to ordinary recipes, while providing a creamy alternative for customers looking for plant-based soups and stews. Trade standard vegetable stock with a pineapple broth base for a flavor profile that is both tangy and sweet.

As millennials continue to drive desire for discovery and innovation when it comes to new foods and flavors, soup consumption is on the rise in many new formats. While one may think that fruits only pair well with chilled summer soups, a fruity kick may be exactly what you need to enhance your soups and stews this fall!

Give our unique Butternut Squash Bisque recipe a try! This indulgent soup features iTi’s coconut cream, coconut oil, and mango puree. See for yourself how it brings something pleasantly different to your palate, while warming consumers up on a cool autumn night.

Butternut Squash Bisque

Yields: approximately 10 cups or 80oz.

1 Tablespoon          iTi Tropicals Virgin Coconut Oil

200g                       Sweet onion, diced

2040g                     Butternut Squash, Peeled and Chopped

40g                         iTi Tropicals Totapuri Mango Puree

32oz                       Vegetable Stock

65g                         iTi Tropicals Coconut Cream, 24% Fat

Salt and White Pepper to taste

Sauté onions in oil over medium heat until translucent. Add mango puree and stir to coat onions. Add butternut squash and vegetable stock. Mix and bring to a boil. Lower to simmer and let cook. Keep covered until squash is fork-tender. Puree in blender until smooth, and slowly add coconut cream. Season to taste. Enjoy!

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