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Ingredion launches new stevia sweetener solutions
stevia rebaudiana - the sugar plant

Ingredion introduced PureCircle™ Clean Taste Solutions, zero-calorie sweetening solutions tailored to specific applications. They can provide clean-tasting sweetness across several categories including beverages, dairy, tea, coffee, sports nutrition, bakery, confectionery, savory, sauces and dressings. PureCircle™ by Ingredion has the broadest portfolio of stevia sweeteners. The new solutions utilize more of the stevia plant for increased performance and cost in use, Ingredion explains.

“Removing sugar and artificial sweeteners in product formulation is not one-size-fits-all,” said Nate Yates, global platform lead for sugar reduction at Ingredion. “PureCircle™ Clean Taste Solutions are designed to streamline product formulation by delivering unique sweetness profiles required by food and beverage brands. Our team of experts helps our customers to develop the best sweetening experience and quickly bring them to market.”

“It is widely acknowledged Reb M is the best tasting glycoside on the market, but what we’ve seen is there is no one universal stevia solution across food and beverage categories,” Yates continued. “These stevia solutions go one step further by harnessing more of the synergies between molecules in the stevia leaf, including Reb M, to create the best possible taste outcome for specific applications for up to 100% sugar reduction.” 

Last year the Company published a peer-reviewed lifecycle assessment, which demonstrated the sustainability advantages of stevia when compared to other sweeteners like sugar on a sweetness equivalence basis.

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