Tate & Lyle PLC, a leading global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions, is proud to work with customers worldwide to improve the healthiness of the food supply. 

Diabetes affects more than 425 million people globally (Source: International Diabetes Federation) and today’s World Diabetes Day provides food and beverage businesses with an opportunity to consider what more they can do to support global efforts to tackle Type II diabetes.

Given public health concerns surrounding the high incidence of diabetes and metabolic syndrome, managing blood glucose is very important. Tate & Lyle has published a white paper that explores the diabetes epidemic, dietary interventions and the role food and beverage manufacturers can play in developing products to help consumers manage blood glucose.

 It also looks at how Tate & Lyle’s innovative ingredients, such as fibers, rare sugars, and low and non-nutritive sweeteners, can help address glycaemic response in food and beverage products.

"We believe people should be able to make healthy food and drink choices by having access to low calorie, low sugar and high fiber options. That's why we have a range of ingredients that food and beverage producers can use to make the products that, ultimately, could help prevent or manage incidences of Type II diabetes around the globe,” said Dr. Kavita Karnik, Tate & Lyle’s vice president of Global Nutrition.

Karnik adds, “We partner with our customers to help them not only achieve great tasting foods and beverages, but also to improve lives, and helping to prevent Type II diabetes with our ingredients is just one way we’re doing this."

Tate & Lyle’s range of fibers and sweeteners can help food and beverage manufacturers produce lower calorie, high fiber options for consumers that can help keep blood sugar at healthy levels, without compromising taste.

Tate & Lyle’s soluble fiber products are shown to significantly lower postprandial blood glucose and insulin levels. They include PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre and STA-LITE® Polydextrose soluble fiber. 

Our portfolio of non-nutritive sweeteners are low or zero calorie, but maintain the desired sweetness otherwise provided by sugar. They include DOLCIA PRIMA® Allulose, SPLENDA® Sucralose, Stevia Sweeteners and PUREFRUIT™ Monk Fruit Extract.

Learn more about how the company partners with its customers to achieve food and beverage formulation goals, such as reducing sugar and calories. Download white paper.

About Tate & Lyle: 

Tate & Lyle is a global provider of solutions and ingredients for food, beverage and industrial markets.

Tate & Lyle operates through two global divisions, Food & Beverage Solutions and Primary Products, supported by the Innovation and Commercial Development and Global Operations teams. Food & Beverage Solutions is focused on growth by building leading positions globally in the categories of beverages, dairy, and soups, sauces and dressings. Primary Products is focused on delivering steady earnings and generating cash.

Food & Beverage Solutions consists of: Texturants, including speciality starches; Sweeteners, including low- and no-calorie sweeteners; and a Health and Wellness portfolio comprising mainly speciality fibres; and Stabilisers and Functional Systems, which are bespoke ingredient blends that ensure foods retain their structure.

Primary Products consists of high-volume sweeteners, industrial starches and fermentation products (primarily acidulants). It also sells co-products from the corn milling process as animal nutrition.