Sugar reduction often requires additional ingredients or combinations of non-nutritive sweeteners to replicate the full sensory experience of sugar
July 27, 2022
Consumer research shows that sugar reduction messaging is reaching consumers. In the 2020 Health and Nutrition Survey, at least half of consumers surveyed reported cutting back, limiting, or avoiding sugar to prevent conditions such as diabetes or to lose or manage their weight.
Conagen, Sweegen partner to offer scalable sweetness enhancers from nature
July 8, 2022
Conagen, a Massachusetts-based biotech firm, has commercialized an expansive portfolio of natural sweetness enhancers for taste modification in sugar reduction solutions for food and beverages. The enhancers are made with precision fermentation, a technology that has led to the innovation of an extensive platform of phenolic antioxidants.
Lycored showcases its naturally derived ingredients at IFT 2022
July 5, 2022
Lycored, a global leader in lycopene and beta-carotene derived color and taste-enhancing ingredients for food and beverages, will be showcasing its range of super-stable red, orange, gold and yellow hues and real food ingredients at this year’s Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Expo in Chicago.
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.
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.
The frozen dessert-maker expands portfolio of better-for-you treats with a fruit-based sorbet
March 24, 2022
Originating from a portfolio of better-for-you frozen treats, new Halo Top Fruit Sorbets contain 260 calories per pint, and are vegan certified, gluten-free desserts that burst with flavor while having at least 50% less sugar than other fruit sorbets in the frozen aisle.
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.