New iTi Tropicals YouTube Channel: A Great Source for Information on Exotic Tropical Fruits

iTi Tropicals has launched a YouTube channel for food product developers that contains lively and informative videos—providing an in-depth look at some of the on-trend and timely issues regarding popular tropical fruits being used in various food and beverage formulations and applications.

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“Our new YouTube channel will allow us to share our worldwide knowledge on exotic tropical fruits with our customers and industry friends,” said Gert van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals.  Some of the new videos on the iTi Tropicals YouTube channel are:

– Guava – The Video—a five-minute overview of the Chiveria guava fruit that begins on the largest plantation in Ecuador and shows details of the sustainable farming and harvesting practices behind this premium fruit. The video also includes information on processing and production along with packaging of the Chiveria guava in convenient forms like purees, concentrates and essences flavored by product developers for a variety of food and beverage applications.

– Foodnews Juice Asia Address on Coconut Water Product Purity and Sustainability—the video of van Manen’s speech to the May 2013 symposium in Bangkok, Thailand, covers current coconut water trends including issues of ethical sourcing, sustainability and authenticity.

– Red Dragon Fruit Plantation in Thailand—a video showing what a red dragon fruit plantation looks like.

– Coconut Water and Coconut Meat—a lab demonstration showing how to utilize coconut meat for coconut water applications.

“We plan to introduce new videos on a regular basis that will feature more information on the variety of exotic tropical fruits available to product developers from around the world,” said van Manen. “We hope our customers and friends will visit the YouTube channel often to see our latest offerings.”

The iTi Tropicals YouTube channel is available at