NP Nutra announced the debut of its new trademarked certified organic coconut water ingredient, CocOganic™. With soaring sales figures and an abundance of celebrity endorsements, coconut water has achieved worldwide popularity in the better-for-you beverage segment.
NP Nutra’s Freeze Dried CocOganic ingredient comes as a fine, creamy white powder with high water solubility ready for use in functional beverages, drink mixes, sports drinks and powdered supplements.
Coconut water beverages are extremely popular with health conscious consumers and are especially valued as an all-natural, hydration drink. NP Nutra’s CocOganic can be rehydrated to form an all-natural beverage with no sweetener or other additives needed. CocOganic is certified organic and is naturally isotonic, containing similar concentrations of salts and sugar as the human body.
CocOganic is organically grown in the Philippine islands by subsistence farmers using traditional sustainable farming practices including intercropping with compatible native species and fertilization with palm fronds and natural sea salt. Warmed by the sun and watered by almost daily tropical downpours, coconuts grow year round in the Philippines.
In order to support sustainable coconut growing, NP Nutra partners with Philippine organic organizations that provide regular training for growers, supplies organic coconut seedlings at cost, and offers record keeping and certification assistance and financial incentives.
When coconuts reach optimum ripeness at nine to 10 months of age, they are hand harvested using traditional harvesting tools and immediately processed. CocOganic is freeze dried in modern, state-of-the-art facilities to preserve coconut water’s natural nutrient and flavor profile.
Marina Linsley, NP Nutra’s marketing director, says, “NP Nutra is exceptionally pleased to be able to offer what we believe to be the highest quality certified organic coconut water product available on the market today.”