Sweeteners

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Sugar reduction special

Monk Fruit and allulose-centered products set to be key drivers of innovation

By Anthony Myers

Swerve, one of the leading manufacturers and marketers of zero-sugar, keto-friendly, and plant-based sweeteners, is at the forefront of the sugar-free baking trend. The company’s innovation and expansion into monk fruit and allulose sweetener offerings,...

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Erythritol and health risk: how much weight is behind the claims?

By Oliver Morrison

Erythritol remains an important tool in long-term weight gain and disease risk, according to the international association representing the low- and reduced-calorie food and beverage industry, after research showed that the popular artificial sweetener...

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What’s next in sugar reduction? Ingredient innovators weigh in

By Katy Askew

Cutting the amount of sugar in our diet continues to be a priority for many consumers. With experts insisting the sugar reduction trend isn’t coming off the boil, FoodNavigator asks what ingredients are shaping the future of sugar reformulation.

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Three innovations set to shake up sugar reduction

By Katy Askew

With sugar reduction in the spotlight, Netherlands-based consultancy FutureBridge shares its predictions for three new bioprocesses ‘set to rattle the low-calorie sweetener market’.

Sweeteners face slow growth prospects in Europe and US

Sweeteners face slow growth prospects in Europe and US

By Nathan Gray

Changes in consumer behaviour are having major impact on demand for high-intensity sweeteners globally, with Europe and the US facing the prospect of slower growth while demand remains strong in Asia and South America, says IHS.

Stevia has seen a rapid rise in its market share

Sugar concerns spark market gains for sweeteners

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The market for high intensity sweeteners is growing rapidly, with plant-derived stevia providing the fastest growth, according to a new report from Mintel and Leatherhead Food Research.

European sweetener trends: Are stevia mergers on the horizon?

European sweetener trends: Are stevia mergers on the horizon?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Stevia use in new products is booming, while artificial sweeteners still lead the way on a global basis. However, in coming years, market research organisation Canadean foresees a spate of mergers and acquisitions in the stevia industry, to consolidate...