SweeGen, a nature-based sweetener company, and Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, today announced an updated agreement that extends its relationship on a non-exclusive basis for three more years, while improving the ease of doing business with customers.

Ingredion and SweeGen were the first suppliers to commercialize Reb M by bioconversion in early 2017. Reb M is a non-caloric stevia sweetener that provides sweetness with a clean, sugar-like taste and enables food and beverage manufacturers to reduce sugar, without sacrificing taste. SweeGen’s unique production process starts with the stevia leaf and uses a patented bioconversion process to achieve high purity, clean-tasting Reb M and Reb D. Together, SweeGen and Ingredion have successfully helped customers formulate and launch innovative, no and low-sugar products in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Australia.