Cargill introduces its next-generation stevia sweetener
2 October 2015 • Author(s): Victoria White
Cargill is set to unveil its next-generation sweetener, EverSweet, at SupplySide West next week.
Food and beverage companies are looking for sweetener options to satisfy consumer health demands without sacrificing great taste. Cargill’s answer to this: EverSweet next-generation zero calorie sweetener. EverSweet sweetener will debut at SupplySide West (Oct. 7-8), where attendees can be the first to sample it in a variety of beverages.
“At a time when many consumers want to reduce sugar consumption and adopt healthier lifestyles, EverSweet sweetener offers a new, delicious choice for reduced and zero calorie food and beverages,” said David Henstrom, vice president for health ingredients, Cargill.
EverSweet sweetener made using Reb M and Reb D
EverSweet sweetener is made with the same sweetness found in the stevia leaf, Reb M and Reb D. Cargill says it provides consumers the great taste they crave with better sweetness intensity, faster sweetness onset and improved sweetness quality – without the bitterness or off-note aftertaste common with other stevia sweeteners.
Because the stevia plant produces only trace amounts of these molecules, using Reb M and Reb D to produce a sweetener hasn’t been commercially or environmentally viable until now with fermentation.
“We’ve been talking about our Reb M and Reb D sweetener for months, and we are excited to give people the opportunity to taste and see for themselves how good it is,” added Henstrom.
EverSweet next-generation sweetener is expected to be commercially available in 2016.
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