LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – iTi Tropicals has developed ways to improve a soup’s flavor profile without adding salt.

Instead of using a water-based broth, formulators may soak vegetables or bones in coconut water to create a unique and unexpected broth. Since coconut water is high in electrolytes, it provides salty characteristics. Coconut water, with its tropical fruit sweetness, also may bring a subtle sweetness to soup. iTi Tropicals created its own vegetable stock using coconut water that then was used as an ingredient in a sweet potato bisque.

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