Coconut cream is one of the many types of products supplied by iTi Tropicals.
Coconut Cream: What is it?
The coconut fruit is elongated or spherical in shape and weighs between 1.9 and 8.1 pounds. It has an outer thin hard skin (exocarp), followed by a thicker layer of fibrous mesocarp (husk), the hard endocarp (shell), the white endosperm (kernel), and a large cavity filled with a clear liquid (water). Coconut cream comes from the white endosperm often referred to as the meat of the coconut. The meat is grated or shredded and then pressed to produce coconut cream. The end result of pressing the meat is a smooth, thick liquid. Coconut milk can also be produced from coconut cream by standardizing with water to reduce the overall fat content. See CODEX STAN CXS 240-2003 for more information about coconut cream and coconut milk.
What’s great about Coconut Cream?
iTi Coconut creams contains 24% fat. The fatty acid profile of coconut cream consists of monounsaturated fatty acid including oleic acid and medium-chain fatty acids including lauric acid, capric acid, and caprylic acid. Coconut cream is naturally cholesterol-free and low in sugar and carbs
Coconut cream has a smooth, creamy mouthfeel and a flavor that is not overly sweet. The mouthfeel of coconut cream is comparable to the mouthfeel of heavy whipping cream, although coconut cream has less fat than heavy whipping cream. Coconut cream is a great substitute for dairy ingredients such as milk and heavy cream because it has a mild flavor and enhances flavor when combined with other ingredients.
How to use it?
Coconut cream can be used in a variety of different applications where traditional dairy is used including milk, evaporated milk, heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, coffee creamer, whipped cream, buttermilk, and yogurt.
Coconut Cream makes the perfect dairy replacement because it lacks the subtle aftertaste that can be an issue with soy-based drinks. The creamy texture of coconut cream also makes it perfect to add to lattes, hot chocolate, tea, and coffee beverages.
Coconut cream is also a perfect ingredient for other applications aside from beverages including yogurt, soups, sauces, frozen desserts, baked goods, and cheese making.
What iTi offers?
iTi offers coconut cream that is aseptically packaged in 44 lb. boxes or 441 lb. drums. Our coconut cream does not contain any preservatives but some products do contain natural stabilizers to prevent separation. Please see the chart below to determine which products contain stabilizers.
The products are natural and GMO free. Our coconut cream does not contain any artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. The products are processed in FDA registered facilities that are HACCP and Kosher-Certified.