Coconut water reduces sodium, enhances soup flavor, says iTi Tropicals
Cold weather got you feeling sick? Or are you just feeling sick of the cold weather? Whatever the case may be, iTi can help you warm up with some revamped soup recipes. Our innovation team has conjured up a way to improve your soup’s flavor profile—with no added salt necessary!
The first step is to skip the usual water-based broth. Instead, soak vegetables or bones in coconut water to create a unique and unexpected broth. Because coconut water is naturally high in electrolytes, it is able to provide salty characteristics without having to claim “high sodium” on your label.
Plus, because coconut water has the trademark sweetness of a tropical fruit, using its water brings a subtle sweetness to any soup as well. Choose to utilize coconut’s signature fruity flavor to enhance your soup, or just as easily mask it with the addition of other ingredients.
iTi Tropicals’ innovation center researchers developed a vegetable stock using coconut water. This stock was then used as an ingredient to create a sweet potato bisque. Scientists even incorporated other iTi tropical ingredients, such as pineapple and coconut cream. Check it out below, or contact iTi Tropicals’ innovation team today to help you get started on your own unique soup recipe.
Sweet Potato Bisque
68% iTi Tropicals Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
34% Garlic – chopped
29% Onion – sliced
34% Ginger – chopped
61% iTi Tropicals Pineapple Juice Concentrate reconstituted to 12 °Brix
08% Coconut Water Vegetable Stock
33% Sweet Potato Puree
33% iTi Tropicals 24% Fat Coconut Cream
Sautee garlic, onions and ginger in iTi Tropicals Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Add remaining liquids to pot and simmer over medium-low heat for 1-2 hours.
Optional – Puree through a blender to achieve smooth consistency