Ingredients > Sugar/sweeteners

Aspartame is not toxic, says EFSA

29 January, 2013

Aspartame has been accused of causing a seemingly endless list of health conditions. However, a recent assessment by the EFSA suggests that the sweetener is not toxic at current levels of exposure.

Patent awarded for stevia extraction process

25 January, 2013

Sweet Green Fields has been granted a patent in Japan for its proprietary high-purity stevia extraction process, the Fast Precipitation Process (FPP).

Sugar and self-control

09 November, 2012

To boost self-control, gargle sugar water. According to a University of Georgia professor of psychology, a mouth rinse with glucose improves self-control.

Sweet success for PureCircle’s stevia patent application

06 August, 2012

PureCircle has received a Notice of Allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office for its plant patent application for a new high-yield variety of stevia.

Younger consumers more accepting of stevia-sweetened foods

22 June, 2012

A Belgian study has found younger consumers are more accepting of stevia-sweetened ice-creams than older consumers.

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%.

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