Ingredients > Sugar/sweeteners

Low GI sugar process recognised by UN Food Systems Summit

09 August, 2021

The Nucane process is being used to create low-GI sugar at a NSW mill.

Sticky fingerprints check provenance of honey

09 June, 2021

The Australian honey industry could benefit from CSIRO's research that is using DNA testing to reveal the true origins of honey as well as other interesting data.

Could fibre and next-gen stevia replace sugar?

14 May, 2021

Market intelligence agency Mintel has predicted that fibre and next-generation stevia will shake up the alternative sugar market.

Natural sweetener created by upcycling fruit waste

15 April, 2021

Netherlands-based food ingredient manufacturer Fooditive BV has produced a plant-based and chemical-free sweetener by upcycling food waste.

Health trend influences confectionery market

09 March, 2021

Innova Market Insights has found the trend towards healthier choices in food and beverages has changed the development of new confectionery products.

Top sweet and snacks trends in 2021

04 February, 2021

Food trend specialist Innova Market Insights has unveiled the key trends that will affect sweet and snacks categories this year.

Sweetening up sheep milk kefir

17 December, 2020

The type of sugar used to sweeten sheep milk kefir may improve consumer acceptance, according to research in the Journal of Dairy Science that tested five different sugars.

Call for comment on new type of sweetener

22 October, 2020

FSANZ is calling for comment on an application to allow an existing sweetener, steviol glycoside, from a new source in the Food Standards Code.

Call for comment on new type of GM corn

06 October, 2020

Food Standards Australia New Zealand is calling for comment on a genetically modified corn, which could be used to make starch, grits, meal, flour, oil and sweetener.

Ingredion acquires PureCircle, appoints its new CEO

13 July, 2020

Following its acquisition of PureCircle, a stevia and sweetener supplier, Ingredion has appointed Tony DeLio as the new CEO of PureCircle.

Sugary drink tax models show health gains, cost reductions

23 June, 2020

A US study has revealed that sugary drink taxes can lead to major health gains and reduce healthcare costs, but their benefits vary, based on the design of the tax.

Study finds thirsty Aussies sipping more no-sugar drinks

05 May, 2020

A study analysing consumer drink preferences over 22 years has found that Australia's thirst for low-sugar drinks has been increasing over time.

Study explains why sweeteners do not satisfy sugar cravings

22 April, 2020

Researchers have identified a gut-to-brain pathway that could explain why artificial sweeteners cannot satisfy sugar cravings.

Consumers in favour of sugar tax

18 March, 2020

A survey of over 1000 German consumers has revealed that there is considerable support for nutritional policy action, such as the implementation of sugar taxes.

Singapore to ban ads for sugary drinks

06 November, 2019

Singapore will introduce mandatory colour-coded nutrition labels and ban advertising for sugar-sweetened beverages, in a major step in the war on sugar.

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