Why are Tropicals and Exotics important to you?


Why Tropical Fruit and Berry Juice Concentrate and Puree?

More than ever consumers are looking for fruit that is nutritious, pure, and interesting. Today's eating trends favor fruits that are low-in-fat and high in vitamin content. Consumers are becoming more conscious of eating fruits high in antioxidants and those with high ORAC value. As the public becomes more sophisticated about fruits and foods, they are looking for new and different taste sensations as well.

ITI Tropicals, Inc. has the perfect solution...

Exotic Tropical Fruit Purees and Concentrates

Fruits are low-in-fat, have a low sodium-to-potassium ratio, and a high vitamin and mineral content. Some of our tropical fruits also have high ORAC value and are high in antioxidants. These qualities make them ideal for today's market. The promotional efforts of the "5 A Day for Better Health" program co-sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and Product for Better Health Foundation have helped to educate the public about the importance of fruit in a healthy and balanced diet.

When comparing nutritional value of tropical fruits with more common fruits, tropicals fare very well as can be seen in the table below.

 

Comparing Apples and Mangos


 
Passion*
Fruit
Guava
Banana
Mango
Apple
Orange
Vitamin A (I.U.)
700
280
190
4,800
40
200
Vitamin C (mg.)
30
242
10
35
4
50
Potassium (mg.)
348
289
370
189
110
200
Sodium (mg.)
28
4
1
7
1
1
*This is the purple variety, commercial juice is processed from yellow fruit
Source: USAD Agricultural Handbook No. 8, based on 100 grams, editable portion raw fruits.

Though processing into juice slightly alters a fruit's nutritional content, tropical fruits compare very favorably with their more familiar counterparts in key nutritional components.

Furthermore, both passion fruit and mango contain significant amounts of B-carotene, a precursor of Vitamin A which research links to the prevention of both heart disease and cancer... a fact that has not been lost on fruit marketers, manufacturers or consumers.

The "fun-for-you" image of tropical fruit is an advantage that many "good-for-you" foods don't have. A quick glance at the grocery shelves will give you a host of examples of how the tropical fruit theme can be an attractive addition to any product line.

iTi Tropicals has developed a range of ingredients based on exotic tropical fruits, such as acai, acerola (also known as Barbados cherry or West Indies cherry) and mangosteen, to name a few. Available in a variety of ingredient forms, they present numerous opportunities to add intriguing fruit flavors, as well as health benefits to an expanding range of foods, including savory applications like salad dressings, marinades, soups, salsas and snacks. All three tropical fruits work well in beverages. Other sweet application possibilities include ice cream and sorbet for acai, jams and jellies for acerola, and desserts and smoothies for mangosteen.

 

Samples

For tropical fruit samples please call us at:

(609) 987-0550 or
(800) 223-5484 (toll free)

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