One of the newest products from Ecoripe is a value-added coconut, which the company showcased at the Global Organic Produce Expo. GOPEX is presented by The Packer and parent company Farm Journal. ( Ashley Nickle )

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Ecoripe Tropicals featured its new value-added coconut at the inaugural Global Organic Produce Expo Jan. 27.

The Genuine Coconut comes equipped with a tab like a soda can so that it can be easily opened, and its packaging also includes an expandable straw.

Medley, Fla.-based Ecoripe receives its first shipment of the coconuts the week of Jan. 29. The product is grown in Thailand, processed in Spain, imported and then shipped out from Miami.

Genuine Coconut

Feedback at the show was very positive, said vice president of business development Marc Holbik.

“A lot of people are excited about it,” Holbik said.

The company was also featuring its organic limes from Colombia and was developing programs for organic French beans from Guatemala and organic baby bananas from Ecuador.

All those products are expected to be available year-round, Holbik said.

 
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