Taveephol Product, the maker of Kato and Kool Kool beverages in Thailand, is the latest to offer fingerroot drink or krachai used to boost the immune system. The latest drink is mixed with honey and lemon to deliver a pleasant taste. Some of the new fingerroot beverages in the market contain minimal amount of fingerroot, which may not be adequate to deliver the functional health benefit.
Apart from the Kool Kool Fingerroot Honey Lemon drink, Taveephol Product has also introduced ginger drink with honey lemon and lemongrass drink with honey lemon.
Beverage companies are using honey to improve the taste profile of their functional beverages. This also opens up the opportunity to highlight the quality of the honey as a functional ingredient.