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

Post Date: 08/9/2018


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

Get Groovy with Guava!

Post Date: 08/2/2018


By: iTi Innovation

  Guava is an exotic fruit grown in tropical and sub-tropical regions. An excellent source of vitamins A and C, as well as antioxidants, it’s a no-brainer to include guava as an ingredient in your next product line! Guava’s flavor profile contributes acidity and tanginess, which compliments sweet food items, such as pastries, cupcakes, and … Continue reading Get Groovy with Guava!

Get to Know Açaí

Post Date: 07/19/2018


By: iTi Innovation acai

  Açaí, pronounced ah-sigh-EE, is an indigenous berry found in the rain forests of the Amazon. This fruit has been heralded for centuries as a healing, energy-boosting fruit. The açaí palm, commonly found throughout the Amazon, stands between 50-80 feet tall and produces the edible fruit known as the açaí berry.  The berry itself is … Continue reading Get to Know Açaí

Infographic: 100% Juice & Less Total Sugars – Discover What’s Possible with Coconut Water!

Post Date: 07/12/2018


By: iTi Innovation

The New York Times recently published an article discussing the high sugar and caloric content of juices and its effects on public health. Thankfully, iTi Tropicals offers a solution to this dilemma by incorporating coconut water into your juice blends! Check out our infographic that explores how coconut water can lower sugar content while imparting … Continue reading Infographic: 100% Juice & Less Total Sugars – Discover What’s Possible with Coconut Water!

Get to Know Pineapple!

Post Date: 07/5/2018


By: iTi Innovation

  Let’s talk about one of the most popular and well known tropical fruits in the world – Pineapple! Second in popularity only to banana, pineapple is one of the most widely consumed tropical fruits in America. Pineapple offers a rich history as well as an attractive flavor. Historians believe that the pineapple originated from … Continue reading Get to Know Pineapple!

There’s A Lot to Love About Passionfruit…

Post Date: 06/21/2018


By: iTi Innovation

No Matter How You Spell It!   Passionfruit or Passion Fruit? The way that consumers search for their interests online is an important factor to consider when marketing your products. Something as simple as misspelling a word could have them straying from the content you want them see. At iTi, this is sometimes the case … Continue reading There’s A Lot to Love About Passionfruit…

Coconut Water: An Ingredient that Lowers Overall Calories in 100% Juice Blends

Post Date: 06/14/2018


By: iTi Innovation

Here at iTi, we are always trying to find ways to further the success of our customers’ applications. We continue to see increased potential by incorporating coconut water into beverage formulas. Replacing fruit juice with coconut water in your beverage formula cuts sugar and calorie content, while still maintaining a 100% juice claim. Sounds like … Continue reading Coconut Water: An Ingredient that Lowers Overall Calories in 100% Juice Blends

Passion Fruit: The Perfect Ingredient for Ultimate Taste

Post Date: 06/7/2018


By: iTi Innovation

  Who doesn’t want a little more passion in their life? Consumers are seeking out exotic flavors more than ever. The flavor profile that passion fruit offers is the epitome of “exotic”. Give consumers just what they’re looking for by infusing some passion into your product offerings with the addition of passion fruit! A little … Continue reading Passion Fruit: The Perfect Ingredient for Ultimate Taste

Amp up your nutrition bar with a positive charge!

Post Date: 05/16/2018


By: iTi Innovation ititropicals-granola-nutrition-bar

Coconut Water Concentrate: Flexible and Functional Beyond Beverages Amp up your nutrition bar with a positive charge. Coconut water concentrate (CWC) is full of electrolytes, nutrients and binding properties, making it easy to see why we at iTi Tropicals have identified this as a new application. The properties of CWC including viscosity, BRIX, and ability … Continue reading Amp up your nutrition bar with a positive charge!

What’s Trending in the Beverage World?

Post Date: 05/3/2018


By: iTi Innovation

  In a recent webinar attended by our Innovation Team, we learned Carbonated Soft Drinks (CSD) have been on a steady decline for the last 13 years. Isn’t that surprising? Of course it’s not. As our society has become more health-conscious over the years, I am sure all of us have tried to substitute our … Continue reading What’s Trending in the Beverage World?

7 Ingredient Passionfruit Mango Salsa Recipe!

Post Date: 04/18/2018


By: iTi Innovation

  The iTi Innovation team is getting in the summer swing of things with this passionfruit mango salsa recipe, made with iTi’s very own tropical ingredients. Feeling inspired? Contact our team of expert food scientists for more ideas like this one.  

Inside the Life of a Coconut

Post Date: 04/5/2018


By: iTi Innovation

  A coconut takes a full year to develop from a flower into a ripe nut. During this time the fruit of the typical coconut passes through 3 phases: Phase 1:Even before the nut is ripe, when it is bright green, one may drink the water. However, it’s important to realize that harvesting pre-maturely is … Continue reading Inside the Life of a Coconut

Infographic: Acerola on the Rise

Post Date: 02/26/2018


By: iTi Innovation

  In December, we declared Acerola one of the ingredients to watch for 2018. Food Processing Magazine named it an Emerging Ingredient for 2018. In case you missed it: Acerola isn’t going anywhere. It’s an ingredient that’s on a steady incline to success – meeting the needs and exceeding expectations of consumers. Check out our … Continue reading Infographic: Acerola on the Rise

Meet Acerola!

Post Date: 02/8/2018


By: iTi Innovation

  The Little Berry with Big Benefits Ready to check out the new superfood on the scene? Introducing: acerola. Historically, it was used to treat a host of ailments from inflammation to scurvy, but today it is used for its potent natural source of Vitamin C. Acerola, also known as a Barbados cherry or West … Continue reading Meet Acerola!

Flavor Changer

Post Date: 01/17/2018


By: iTi Innovation

Enhance Your Soups with this Unique Ingredient Swap! Cold weather got you feeling sick? Or are you just feeling sick of the cold weather? Whatever the case may be, iTi can help you warm up with some revamped soup recipes. Our innovation team has conjured up a way to improve your soup’s flavor profile – … Continue reading Flavor Changer