Coconut Water

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Coconut water and coconut water concentrate are two of the many products supplied by iTi Tropicals for industrial and food service applications.

What is it?

Coconut palm trees are native to southeast Asia but are currently cultivated in all tropical and subtropical regions.

Upon reaching maturity the tree stands 65 to 72 feet tall and yields 50 to 80 fruits (coconuts) per palm every year. The coconut tree has been called the tree of life as it offers a source of food, drink, oil, medicine, fiber, timber, thatch, mats, fuel, and domestic utensils to the locals. The coconut fruit is a fibrous drupe that 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). The characteristics of the coconut water vary with maturity. A very young coconut (3 to 5 months before the endosperm forms) has tasteless water that is somewhat astringent. Coconut water is best when the maximum balance between sweetness and acidity is reached. This occurs 6 to 7 months of age, when the endosperm begins to form. Mature coconut water is slightly more salty in flavor.

What is so good about it?

Coconut water, the clear liquid in the interior of the coconut, is refreshing and The major advantages of working with coconut water are that it is 100% juice, significantly lower in calories compared to other more expensive juices, and it blends well with all ingredients. For example, one could produce a 50:50 blend of coconut water with orange juice and end up with a product that is less energy-dense yet still 100% juice. This aspect is very appealing to the health-conscious consumer who is concerned with caloric intake but also does not want to short themselves on juice quality. It has five essential electrolytes, including potassium, magnesium, and calcium.

What iTi Supplies?

iTi offers coconut water single strength, coconut water concentrate, and organic coconut water products. The products are natural and GMO-free, The products do not contain any artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. All are processed in FDA registered facilities which are HACCP and Kosher-certified.

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