PureCircle announced that it has developed the first commercially viable stevia antioxidant product. The ingredient has a clean taste profile with a hint of sweetness, the company says. PureCircle currently is sampling the product with customers with a full rollout expected after anticipated U.S. regulatory approval in 2018. The new stevia antioxidant will extend the company’s portfolio beyond flavor modifiers and sweeteners, providing customers with a spectrum of plant-based stevia ingredients, it adds.

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