Ingredients > Sugar/sweeteners

Too sweet? 6 million tonne sugar surplus predicted for 2011/12

24 February, 2012

75% of Australia's sugar crushing capacity will be owned by offshore investors (up from just 16% in 2010) if Mitr Phol's offer for Maryborough Sugar Factory is successful and a 6 million tonne sugar surplus for 2011/12 is predicted by Rabobank in its latest report.

Givaudan TasteSolutions and Sense It Sweet programs

03 May, 2011 by

Givaudan is expanding its TasteSolutions health and wellness program by increasing investment and resources in taste technology to address food manufacturers’ sweetness challenges. The company continues to grow its discovery program to develop natural ingredients from botanical sources and biotechnology. Givaudan also has a pipeline of artificial molecules and USA GRAS regulatory approval for a new sweetness modifier to add to its existing flavour ingredients’ palette to help create sweetness and mouthfeel solutions for sugar reduction.

Tooth-friendly beverages

28 August, 2009 by

Beneo-Palatinit presented tooth-friendly beverage applications with Palatinose at this year’s Drinktec in Munich.

Stevia applications in desserts

28 August, 2009 by

With heightened health concerns around traditional sweeteners and increased rates of Type II diabetes in western economies, many food manufacturers have offered alternatives using high-intensity artificial sweeteners. However, these artificial sweeteners themselves have not been without controversy.

Natural zero-calorie sweetener for foods and beverages

07 January, 2009

PureCircle and Firmenich are collaborating to accelerate the commercialisation of Reb A in the food and beverage industry.

Fructose is not the same as high fructose corn syrup

10 December, 2008

Scientists and consumers tend to confuse fructose and high fructose corn syrup.

New natural sweetener approved

08 October, 2008

The natural sweetener steviol glycosides (stevia) has been approved as an ingredient for use in foods and beverages in Australia and New Zealand.

Natural sweetener

01 August, 2008

Fruit Up is a natural fruit sweetener with an appealing sweetness profile and proven nutritional value, for use in the manufacture of fruit jellies.

Sweetening systems

01 August, 2008

Consumers’ growing health consciousness is reflected in the increased focus on the energy content in beverages. No other ingredient, however, pleases quite like sugar. Its sweet taste induces comfort, intensifies flavours, masks off-notes, and provides the body with nourishment. Wild offers beverage manufacturers the ability to cut calorie content without having to sacrifice full-bodied taste, through the use of innovative sweetening systems.

Clean label dairy sweetener

01 June, 2008

A range of natural sweeteners for use in dairy formulations offers a clean label alternative to existing products and is claimed to be able to reduce sugar content by as much as 30%.

CSR value-adding local sugar crops

01 November, 2007

CSR Ethanol Agservices was awarded the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Value-Adding Award at the 2007 NAB Agribusiness Awards for Excellence in Melbourne yesterday.

How sweet it is

10 October, 2007 by Janette Woodhouse, Editor

The widely publicised 'obesity epidemic' is driving a reduced-sugar trend across the whole spectrum of processed foods and drinks

Overwhelming scientific evidence confirms aspartame's safety

04 July, 2007

The findings of a new rat study conducted by Italy’s Ramazzini Institute are contradictory to the extensive scientific research and regulatory reviews conducted on aspartame. The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has stated it is not recommending any changes in the use of aspartame.

Commercial beekeeping in Australia

26 April, 2007

A new publication on commercial beekeeping describes the unique physical and cultural environment in which Australian beekeeping is undertaken and the current demand for honey products and pollination services.

TEAVIGO green tea extract

16 February, 2006

DSM Nutritional Products has successful extracted the most important component from green tea leaves, Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), and concentrated it in a pure crystalline powder.

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