PurecaneTM a pioneering clean sweetener from Amyris, Inc., a global science and technology leader of pure, sustainable ingredients for the Health & Wellness, Clean Beauty and Flavors & Fragrances markets, announces it is a recipient of a 2020 Popular Science "Best of What's New Award" in the Engineering category. Purecane sweeteners are naturally derived from sugarcane and offer all of the great taste of sugar, without any of the calories or bitter aftertaste.
"We are so honored to receive this award alongside so many innovative companies," said Purecane president, Daya Fields. "At a time when diabetes and other sugar-related health problems are on the rise, Purecane allows people to enjoy something sweet, without the negative effects of sugar. We are truly dedicated to providing the highest quality, and best tasting sweeteners on the market, and are proud to be recognized within the engineering category."
Purecane is made through a patented fermentation process that starts with sugarcane and then converts it to a pure, no calorie sweetener without any artificial chemicals. Available as both a traditional table sugar substitute as well as a Baking Sweetener, which measures cup for cup like sugar and tastes just as sweet.  Both products are Non-GMO, Zero-Glycemic, Vegan and Kosher.
"The Best of What's New Awards showcase the year's greatest feats of human ingenuity," says Popular Science editor-in-chief Corinne Iozzio. "Even in a year like 2020, innovation has helped us glimpse a future that's safer, smarter, and more enjoyable than we might have thought possible."