In the United States, specifically, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 call for consumers to “limit foods and beverages higher in added sugars” to less than 10% of daily calories. Research shows the top sources of added sugars in the US diet include sugar-sweetened beverages, desserts and sweet snacks, sweetened coffee and tea, and candy.
Acquisition brings Batory Foods enhanced ingredient offerings and added expertise in sweetener formulation, blending and packaging
May 3, 2022
Sweetener Solutions began operations in 2002 at the inception of the next-generation sweeteners replacement trend. Since that time, the company has emerged as a leader in custom formulation, blending and pre-blending of sweeteners and complementary dry ingredients for customers in industries including beverage, dairy, bakery and more.
Sourced from the cassava plant, tapioca syrup is widely used in food products such as ice cream, snack bars and confectionery products
May 3, 2022
In response to continued consumer demand for label-friendly ingredients, Cargill expanded its processing capabilities of its sweetener plant in Cikande, Indonesia, to more than double the company’s production capacity for organic, non-GMO tapioca syrup.
An emerging trend in the world of sweetness is that of “natural browns.” These predominantly nutritive sweeteners include organic and raw sugars that are less processed and align with health- and eco-friendly concerns as perceived by consumers.
Conagen produces two thaumatin protein natural sweeteners at scale
March 24, 2022
Food and beverage brands get two more tools for their sugar reduction toolkits as Conagen announced the successful scale-up production of two new high-intensity sweeteners, thaumatin I and thaumatin II. The development will expand commercial partner Sweegen’s robust sugar reduction solutions of zero-sugar natural sweeteners.
MeliBio raises $5.7 million dollars to scale and commercialize sustainable and nutritious bee-free honey
March 21, 2022
MeliBio, Inc., a food-tech company focused on creating real honey without bees, announced a $5.7M Seed round to scale its proprietary technology of precision fermentation and plant science and launch its first line of commercial products. The round is led by Astanor Ventures, with participation of existing and new investors.
Prepared Foods’ David Feder interviews sweetener scientist and research chef Alexa Bosshardt, MS, RDN on the hot trending near-zero-calorie sweetener allulose. Could this natural sugar be the “Holy Grail” of sweeteners?
Cargill advances sugar reduction technology with EverSweet™ + ClearFlo™
March 14, 2022
As pressure to deliver products with reduced sugar mounts, Cargill continues to sweeten its stevia product offerings with widespread commercial availability of its advanced EverSweet™ + ClearFlo™ technology. The new sweetener system brings together the company’s premier stevia sweetener with a natural flavor, a combination that provides wide-ranging benefits that include flavor modification, improved solubility and stability in formulations, and faster dissolution.
Sweegen’s Ultratia™ brazzein blazes new territory in sugar reduction
February 2, 2022
Sweegen announced the commercialization of its newest advancement in sweetness: the high-intensity sweetener brazzein. Starting in February 2022, food and beverage brands seeking new ways to create better-for-you and reduced sugar products can begin product development activities with Sweegen’s Ultratia™ brazzein.
ON DEMAND: Mintel research shows that nearly three in five consumers are choosing low-sugar products for their general health and more consumers are seeking natural alternatives. Where are white space opportunities involving sugar reduction? What new technologies present opportunities and challenges ahead? To address these questions, Prepared Foods brings food formulators this exclusive, one-hour thought leadership webinar.