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.
The unsweetened varieties are an extension of the sweetened lineup of Steaz Antioxidant Brew® Yerba Mate that hit the market last year
March 23, 2022
According to a recent Numerator Survey of Yerba Mate shoppers, 80% are concerned or very concerned with sugar content in their drinks and 69% of the current category leader's shoppers wish there were more unsweetened options available.
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.
New vegan chocolate bar contains 60 calories and 2g of sugar per serving
February 15, 2022
GATSBY chocolate expanded its line of permissibly indulgent chocolate products with its brand-new Peanut Butter Cups and an additional flavor of its innovative chocolate bars, Sea Salt Extra Dark. GATSBY chocolate contains all the decadence of premium chocolate but with significantly less calories and sugar.
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.