Spotlight on Tropical Ingredients

Tropical Ingredients

The flavors of the tropics continue to grow in popularity — particularly tropical fruits, which give consumers a sense of adventure and novelty in the safe, generally sweet disguise of fruit.

Around the world, fruit is one of the most best-selling snack choices. According to 2017 Nielsen report data, snack food sales are soaring. In 2017 the world snacking business grew by $3.4 billion USD. Snack sales in Europe reached a staggering USD $905 million, followed by Asia Pacific with $895 million and USA with $750 million.

Nutrient-rich, flavorful and easy to consume as an on-the-go snack food or beverage, product developers are constantly looking for ways to include fruits into their innovative food and beverage projects and tropical fruits bring a unique exotic appeal to consumers.

The most popular tropical fruits sought out by consumers include acai, acerola, banana, camu camu, coconut, cupuacu, dragonfruit, guava, jabuticaba, mango, mangosteen, noni, passionfruit, pineapple and papaya. Each has its own unique flavor, aroma and nutrient benefit to compliment a large variety of nutraceutical applications.

Of these, coconut continues to be the mainstream favorite, particularly in beverages, although it is showing up more in foods nowadays. According to Mintel, there has been a 10% growth in product launches with coconut over the last 2 years, while Nielsen reported a 26% increase in sales of savory foods using coconut over the same period. Coconut flavors continue to grow in both popularity and sales. NP Nutra® offers a selection of unique coconut products including our best-selling CocOganic®, an organic freeze-dried coconut water powder, organic Coconut Juice Powder and an organic and vegan Coconut Milk Powder.

NP Nutra® offers a large variety of superior tropical ingredients, some listed below, which can be used for functional foods and beverages, dietary supplements, pet foods and even cosmetic applications. For a complete list please contact your account manager or request a free sample directly on our website.


Tropical FruitNP Nutra’s IngredientsBenefits

Acai

Acai Freeze-dried Powder (organic)
Acai Juice Powder (organic)
AcaiVida® (Acai Juice Powder)
Antioxidant

Acerola

Acerola Juice Powder 17% Vit.C
Acerola Juice Powder 25% Vit.C
Antioxidant
Skin Support
Immune support

Banana

Banana Powder (organic)
Banana Freeze-dried Powder
Banana Juice Powder
Digestive support
Cardiovascular support
Bone support
Blood sugar support
Eye health

Coconut

CocOganic® (Coconut Water Freeze-dried Powder)
Coconut Juice Powder
Coconut Juice Powder (organic)
Coconut Milk Powder (vegan)
Coconut Milk Powder (organic, vegan)
Hydration
Immune support
Digestive support
Boosts metabolism
Skin support

Dragonfruit

Dragonfruit Freeze-dried Powder
Dragonfruit P.E. 10:1
Antioxidant
Anti-Inflammatory
Gastrointestinal support
Cardiovascular support

Guava

Guava Juice Powder (organic)
Antioxidant
Immune support
Weight management support
Cardiovascular support
Blood sugar support
Oral health
Eye health

Mango

Mango Juice Powder
Antioxidant
Gastrointestinal support
Eye health
Cardiovascular support

Mangosteen

Mangosteen Deluxe Concentrate 4:1
Mangosteen Pericarp Powder
Mangosteen Super ORAC Powder
Mangosteen Super ORAC Powder (organic)
Mangosteen Royale™ Standardized 10:1 Extract
Antioxidant
Anti-inflammatory
Cardiovascular support
Intestinal support
Urinary tract support

Noni

Noni Concentrate 6:1
Noni Fruit Powder (organic)
Noni Fruit Powder (organic, mesh 40)
Noni Fruit Powder (organic, mesh 80)
Noni P.E. 5:1 Powder (organic)
Anti-inflammatory
Antioxidant
Immune support
Cellular support

Passion Fruit

Passion Fruit Juice Powder
Antioxidant
Digestive support
Intestinal support
Skin support
Joint support
Respiratory support
Anti-aging

Papaya

Papaya Juice Powder (organic)
Immune support
Digestive support
Gastrointestinal support
Cardiovascular support


References:

http://www.nielsen.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en/reports-downloads/2018-reports/whats-next-emerging-markets.pdf
https://www.nrn.com/what039s-hot/tropical-flavors-pervade-restaurant-menus