commercial grade Dragon Fruit puree is one of the many products supplied by iTi Tropicals for industrial and food service applications.
What is it?
Dragon fruit sometimes referred to as pitaya or pitahaya, is the fruit from several different cactus species. Known as the most beautiful fruit in the cactus family, Dragon Fruit is cultivated in the subtropical and tropical regions of Central Mexico, Central America, South America, and Southeast Asia.
The outside skin of the fruit is hot pink in color with green scales and the inner flesh of the fruit can be white, pink, or red in color with small black seeds. The inner flesh is the edible portion of the fruit and has a slightly sweet taste with a flavor comparable to that of a kiwi or pear.
How to use it?
Dragon fruit blends very well with most fruits including banana, guava, coconut cream, pineapple, papaya, and mango. Adding dragon fruit to recipes brings an exotic feel and natural color to the finished product without overpowering the palate with flavor.
Dragon fruit is also the perfect, exotic ingredient to incorporate into beers. Not only does dragon fruit have a slightly sweet, mild flavor, it also has a very vibrant, magenta-ruby color. Adding dragon fruit puree to a pale ale or light beer will give it a pop of color, as pale or as vibrant as desired, to make it stand out from the crowd. In addition to a great color, dragon fruit can give a beer a unique, tropical flavor. A brew blended with dragon fruit will appeal to all customers;
- The sweetness in the fruit compliments acidity-perfect for sour beer fans.
- It is a unique ingredient-perfect for craft beer fans.
- It has a fruity flavor-perfect for people that enjoy beers on the fruitier side.
Since dragon fruit has a mild flavor, it can be used in many other applications as well including ice creams and sorbets, juices, jams and jellies, salad dressings, smoothies, yogurt, syrups, sauces, and more. It can also be used as a natural food coloring
What iTi offers?
iTi Tropicals supplies conventional red dragon fruit puree from Vietnam.
The products are 100% natural, GMO-free, and produced from fresh, ripe, carefully selected fruit and do not contain artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. They are processed in FDA registered facilities, which are HACCP and Kosher-certified.