The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines and the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new Nutrition Facts label, in conjunction with continued consumer demand for transparency, less sugar and clean-label products, have resulted in an increased demand for natural, non-caloric, high-intensity sweeteners (HIS), like stevia, monk fruit and erythritol.
Stevia ingredient aids in calorie reduction efforts
February 15, 2017
PureCircle Ltd. introduced Sigma-Beverage, its latest breakthrough stevia ingredient that is specifically optimized for beverage formulations. Sigma-Beverage performs similarly to sugar but at deep calorie reductions, so formulators can create beverage solutions for consumers while still reducing development time by 30-50 percent, it says.
With the release of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans earlier this year followed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new Nutrition Facts label, many changes are instore for consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers.
New lines are zero-calorie, available in select markets in US
June 30, 2016
Culver City, Calif.-based Zevia, the zero-calorie, naturally sweetened soda brand, announced the addition of two new product lines to its portfolio: Energy and Sparkling Water. The new lines will complement the brand's existing share of the natural zero-calorie soda market in the United States, the company says.
Product made with same sweetness found in the stevia leaf
March 15, 2016
To help food and beverage companies develop products that satisfy health-and-wellness trends without sacrificing taste, Cargill developed EverSweet, a zero-calorie sweetener made with the same sweetness found in the stevia leaf, Reb M and Reb D.
New sweeteners ideal for low- to no-calorie beverages
March 15, 2016
For low- to no-calorie products, PureCircle now offers new stevia-based solutions from its Zeta Family. The ingredients in the Zeta Family are made with steviol glycosides Reb M and Reb D, offering the most sugar-like taste, the company says.
When the U.S. 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines were released earlier this year, one of the key recommendations for a healthy eating pattern stated that individuals should consume less than 10 percent of calories a day from added sugars.
Lawrenceville, N.J.-based iTi Tropicals Inc. launched a new website, ititropicals.com. Created to provide an enhanced user experience, information resource and service offering, the website features a fresh graphic design, improved navigation and functionality, and a cutting-edge corporate video, the company says. The primary objectives were to offer the user optimal ease-of-navigation and visual appeal, it adds.