We've found that the best coconuts in the Philippines don't grow in one specific place, they grow everywhere and we find them. Our aminos from coconut are made from a blend of Philippines' best coconut nectar and is carefully reduced and cooked to perfection.
We've found that the best coconut trees grow in tropical climates where they can soak up the sun and rain. After growing in these sandy, yet nutrient rich soils they begin to produce small flower blossoms that will develop into coconuts. These blossoms contain sap that we harvest for producing coconut aminos. Harvesting sap from coconut trees requires completely different equipment and expertise than coconuts. Before the coconut have grown, the tree is "tapped" and the fresh liquid is collected in small batches. Fresh sap is an opaque white color, tastes very sweet and is about 80% water. After harvesting, the sap must be cooked relatively fast to avoid fermentation. When enough sap has been collected it is quickly cooked to remove water, kill unwanted bacteria and concentrate flavor. To ensure quality, we cook the sap in small batches over moderate heat. As the sap heats, the water evaporates and the mixture thickens. When the sap is the perfect thickness, we add a little sea salt and fresh coconut blossom sap, resulting in a perfectly balanced salty, sweet sauce.
Located southeast of China, the Philippines are made up of over 7,000 islands in the Pacific Ocean. The soils are nutrient dense from frequent volcanic eruptions and are complimented by rivers, lush rainforests and mountains.
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