New product introductions from beverages, snacks and candies address concerns from consumers attempting to manage sugar consumption
October 19, 2022
According to the American Heart Association, the average American consumes more than three times the recommended amount of sugar. The number for kids is even worse, as they are consuming 81g per day, equaling over 65 pounds of added sugar per year. American children are ingesting over 30 gallons of added sugars from beverages alone.
The clean-label and better-for-you products are moving from a niche marketplace and into the mainstream at a rapid rate. The ingredients for these new formations often have special needs, including the need for clean label bitter blockers, flavor maskers, flavor potentiators, and flavor extenders.
Concern over sugar intake and interest in sugar reduction is driving an increasingly sophisticated approach to sweetening food and beverages
August 13, 2021
Innova Market Insights’ latest Ingredient Insider report analyzes trends in sugar reduction and the use of sweeteners in food and beverages. The report includes market and consumer research, new product activity and the use of sugar-related claims in food and beverages.
Food and beverage manufacturers are one step closer to launching sugar reduced products
April 19, 2021
Navigating sugar reduction solutions in Europe just got better for food and beverage brands. SweeGen announced its next generation Bestevia Rebaudioside M (Reb M) stevia sweetener is in its final phase before the European Union publishes the approval in a few months.
Avansya starts production at a commercial-scale fermentation facility for stevia sweeteners
November 15, 2019
The $50 million fermentation facility is located in Blair, Neb., and is operated by Cargill. It produces highly sought-after, sweet-tasting molecules, such as Reb M and Reb D used to make EverSweet, and gives food and beverage manufacturers an even more scalable, sustainable and low cost-in-use solution than if these molecules were extracted from the stevia leaf.
New ice cream contains zero added sugar and is sweetened with plant-based Stevia
September 4, 2019
The launch of the new ice cream – with the company’s name on the labels -- demonstrates PureCircle’s confidence in the great taste of its next generation non-GMO stevia sweeteners. They are an important break-through. The capabilities of these sweeteners and the company’s unique expertise in formulating with them are what make possible the delicious ‘PureCircle’ ice cream.
Cargill EverSweet solutions—steviol glycoside products made through fermentation—give food and beverage manufacturers an even more scalable, sustainable and low cost-in-use solution
April 2, 2019
Cargill pioneered and debuted its fermentation technology in October 2015 with the commercial launch of EverSweet™ Reb D and Reb M sweetener, which enables food and beverage makers to create great-tasting products with deep calorie reductions.