November 2011/Prepared Foods -- Xtend® sucromalt, from Cargill, is a comprehensive response to many requests from food formulators and healthcare professionals who are looking for better-for-you and more versatile alternatives to common carbohydrate sweeteners. Sucromalt, a novel carbohydrate syrup, has great potential, because its functional properties are similar to other sweetener syrups--yet, it has less impact on blood glucose fluctuations after eating. Cargill’s new white paper on Xtend sucromalt is a comprehensive response to such requests. Based in part on clinical studies in healthy humans, this white paper presents evidence demonstrating that sucromalt is fully digested, well tolerated, and has a reduced impact on glycemic response compared to other sweetener syrups, says the company. Cargill, www.cargill.com pf