Take your customer away to a tropical land by promoting organic bananas and coconuts, as well as other warm destination fruits such as plantains and red bananas. Tropical fruits bring a bit of the exotic to shoppers throughout the year.
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 cup all-purpose flour, stir before measuring
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, stir before measuring
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 cup Organics Unlimited coconut, flaked
- 1/4 cup fresh Organics Unlimited pineapple
- 3/4 cup toasted chopped macadamia nuts, almonds, or pecans*
Preheat oven to 350°.
Blend crust ingredients together well; pat into a greased 9-inch square or 10 x 7-inch oblong baking pan. Bake crust for 10 minutes, until just barely browned; set aside.
Sift 1/4 cup flour with baking powder and salt. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs with brown sugar; stir in flour mixture then coconut, pineapple, and toasted nuts. Spread topping mixture over the baked crust; bake 25 to 30 minutes, until set. Cut into bars while warm. Makes about 32 bars.
*To toast nuts, spread out in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast in a 350° oven, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes. Or, toast in an ungreased skillet over medium heat, stirring, until golden brown and aromatic.
Great for snacks, desserts, and impressing your guests!
San Diego, CA (May 29, 2012) There is a growing demand for coconuts as consumers begin to realize the beneficial properties of organic coconuts and coconut water. Organics Unlimited, supplier of mature organic coconuts from Mexico, has partnered with Truly Raw Gourmet to provide coconuts for their coconut cream used in making their sorbets without losing sight of their organic promise.
“We did a lot of research to find a company that could provide us with a completely organic, mature coconut,” says Truly Raw Gourmet owner, Kippy Miller. “The other coconuts we found were young Thai coconuts, which require dipping in order to maintain quality in shipping. This dipping process involves chemicals, which concerns us in maintaining the organic nature of our product. Although many raw food companies will use these, we have chosen to stay organic. Organics Unlimited was the only company to offer mature organic coconuts that were not dipped.”
Truly Raw Gourmet is very particular in their choice of ingredients for their sorbets. Their goal is to provide a truly healthy product that is also exquisite in taste. In addition to the coconuts from Organics Unlimited, all sorbets contain locally grown fresh organic fruit in season and local raw unheated honey. And everything is packed for the consumer in eco-glass packaging to maintain its purity and healthful properties.
The partnership between Organics Unlimited and Truly Raw Gourmet is based on the altruism to sustainability in both organizations. “We have discussed the way we grow our coconuts in Mexico with Both Kippy and her partner Max Wolfe,” said Organics Unlimited president Mayra Velazquez de Leon. “Our focus on making sure our workers are treated well and receive fair wages was very important to Truly Raw Gourmet.”
The benefit of providing a lower carbon footprint because of the shorter distance the fruit travels before reaching the US is a part of providing more sustainable products. The need Truly Raw Gourmet has for transparency in sourcing and operations has provided a strong synergy that has made this collaboration successful not only economically, but also philosophically.