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Coconuts are the fruit of the coconut palm, botanically known as cocos nucifera, with nucifera meaning "nut-bearing." The fruit-bearing palms are native to Malaysia, Polynesia and Southern Asia. They are now also prolific in South America, India, the Pacific Islands, Hawaii and Florida.

Botanically, coconut is a simple dry nut. The husk, or mesocarp, is composed of fibres called coir and there is an inner stone, or endocarp. The endocarp is the hardest part. Inside this stone lies the coconut meat the white and fleshy edible part of the fruit.

Coconut water is a slightly translucent liquid from naturally occurring liquid endosperm of the fresh mature coconut, while in many parts of the world animal milk is replaced with Coconut Milk made from coconut milk powder.

Natural coconut water is the water inside a coconut. It is naturally filtered for nine months through the dense fibers of the coconut creating a nutritious, pure and refreshing isotonic beverage. Coconut water is naturally sterile and has five essential electrolytes, more potassium than a banana, no added sugars, no fat, no cholesterol and no preservatives. It is excellent for replacing lost electrolytes from exercise and illness. It can be incorporated in many beverage applications and is regarded as a natural sports drink. iTi now supplies aseptic coconut water which can be used for your next application.

Coconut cream is a smooth, thick liquid made from fresh coconuts. To make coconut cream, grated coconut meat is pressed to release the white liquid cream. The principle fatty acid in coconut cream is lauric acid, which is the same fat found in abundance in mother's milk and is known to promote normal brain development and contribute to healthy bones. It can enhance the aroma and taste of the dishes. Coconut cream can be widely used in curries, desserts and cakes. iTi supplies coconut cream both with and without stabilizers.

Coconut milk powder is a free flowing, homogenized white powder made from pasteurized and spray drying process of raw unsweetened coconut cream. Coconut milk powder is a great alternative to animal milk.

Looking for a natural, low-sugar, low calorie alternative to your existing filler juices? Look no further. iTi Tropicals, Inc. is proud to announce the introduction of a revolutionary new product- Coconut Water Concentrate.

For several years iTi Tropicals has been actively pursuing the development of a Coconut Water Concentrate (CWC) for the juice industry.

We feel strongly about the myriad benefits coconut water presents. After much trial & error, we now have a winner and effective immediately can offer a 60 brix concentrate in large quantities. More importantly our capacity will be doubled every year for the next 4 years!

Health benefits aside, what makes CWC so compelling is that the standard for coconut water is 5 brix and thus a 60 brix concentrate can be diluted from 6.436 solids to 0.424 solids per gallon. This equates to one gallon of concentrate to 15.2 gallons of single strength. The equivalent of 100 truckloads of pineapple concentrate result in approximately 600 loads of single strength juice while 100 truckload of CWC result in approximately more than 2 1/2 times this or 1,500 loads of single strength juice. For more information got to: www.coconutwaterconcentrate.com

Coconut water is also called coconut juice. Coconut juice is naturally sterile and has five essential electrolytes, more potassium than a banana, no added sugars, no fat, no cholesterol and no preservatives. It is excellent for replacing lost electrolytes from exercise and illness. It can be incorporated in many beverage applications and is regarded as a natural sports drink. iTi now supplies aseptic coconut juice from Indonesia which can be used for your next application.


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