February 2012/Prepared Foods -- Consumers are more sophisticated than ever in their ingredient knowledge, and Cargill feels the industry must respond “by providing beverages made with high-quality products that deliver on promises.” Some of the beverage ingredients Cargill provides include:  Oliggo-Fiber inulin—known as the “invisible fiber,” it can be incorporated into almost any food or beverage without affecting taste or texture; Zerose erythritol—a natural bulk sweetener that has zero calories, sugar or aftertaste; and Xtend sucromalt—a natural sweetener syrup that provides carbohydrates without the peaks and valleys in blood sugar. Cargill, www.cargill.com/food/health pf