Many fruit juice products are high in natural fruit sugars. But because refined sugar and high-fructose corn syrup are common to most lemonades, many worry their families consume too much sugar.
With this in mind, Lawrenceville, N.J.-based iTi Tropicals has developed ways to deliver 100% fruit juice blends using coconut water, like 100% juice-content lemonade with less sugar and a reduced caloric load.
Using coconut water, acerola and lemon as the juice constituents, a 100% juice content lemonade with lower calories is now possible. The lemonade has one-third fewer calories per serving, compared to a standard lemonade product sweetened with or without fruit juice.
Coconut water not from concentrate has a single-strength brix of approximately 4° compared to 11.5° brix or more for other N.F.C. juices used to balance the acidity of lemon. Coconut water provides significant levels of electrolytes, while lemon juice and acerola contribute vitamin C.
For more information, visit www.coconutwaterconcentrate.com.