Companies looking for flexible flavor options can now use Zerose® erythritol at up to 1.25% in select beverage categories and label the ingredient as “Natural Flavor.”
The Flavor & Extract Manufacturers Association of the US (FEMA) recently granted Cargill GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status for Zerose® erythritol for use as a flavor in non-alcoholic beverages. The FEMA GRAS status in the United States is also recognized in Mexico; other geographies are pending.
“Consumers are increasingly concerned about the traceability, sustainability and ‘naturalness’ of food ingredients,” says Pam Stauffer, marketing programs manager at Cargill. “Zerose® erythritol helps beverage manufacturers address these issues by providing a natural flavor to reduce the off-tastes of high-intensity sweeteners and improve mouthfeel without adding calories.”
Cargill will showcase Zerose® erythritol during SupplySide West in booth #3659. Visit www.cargillfoods.com/zerose for more details about Zerose®.
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