Nestlé claimed to cut 6.2bn teasponns of sugar from its products

Nestlé cuts 2.6bn teaspoons of sugar from products

By James Ridler

Nestlé claimed it has cut 2.6 billion (bn) teaspoons of sugar and more than 60bn calories from its products since 2015, as it takes steps to meet its pledge to cut sugar across its confectionery portfolio by 10%.

Syrups: varieties made with sweeteners and/or steviol glycosides are also available

Functional syrups offer ‘huge potential’

By Noli Dinkovski

A leading producer has claimed its functional syrups range offers manufacturers “huge potential” after new figures projected double-figure category growth.

Stevia use predicted to soar

Guilt free: stevia sales to rise by 18% annually

By Nicholas Robinson

Sales of the natural sweetener stevia are set to rocket beyond their £4M market value in the UK, as sweet-toothed consumers search for indulgent products with fewer calories, analysts have predicted.

Sweetness varies through ratios

Sweetness from steviol glycosides

By Nicholas Robinson

High consumer demand for ‘naturally sweet’ products has prompted ingredients firm Galam to develop a range of steviol glycoside-derived sweeteners.

Sweetener demand is rising

DSM brings fermented stevia to the market

By Nicholas Robinson

A rise in demand for low-calorie food products has led DSM to develop a new high-intensity sweetener platform, which is based on fermentation.

A backlash against stevia in the US led Coca-Cola to do a U-turn on its Vitawater recipe

Coca-Cola Company won’t ditch stevia in the UK

By Nicholas Robinson

Sugar reduction campaigners have praised the Coca-Cola Company’s (CCC’s) refusal to drop the natural sweetener stevia in its Glaceau Vitaminwater in the UK, as it has done in the US.

Canadean Ingredients claimed online discussions painted stevia in a more positive light than other sweeteners

Stevia gains popularity on web, according to research

By Nicholas Robinson

More negative online discussions surround aspartame than other sweeteners, as consumers become embroiled in the bitter debate surrounding the health benefits offered by sugar alternatives, a new study has claimed.

Cargill has blended extracts from the stevia plant with high maltose syrup for its latest low-calorie solutions


Multinational firms prepare for half-calorie drinks

By Rod Addy

Major soft drinks companies are gearing up to launching products with half the calories of current versions, thanks to proprietary technologies just hitting the market from ingredients developer Cargill.

Stevia's demand soars

Demand for sweet stevia soars

The Ingredion group is reporting increased demand for its Enliten Reb A stevia sweeteners, with the EU now accounting for 40% of all new products containing stevia extracts globally.

Lieve Beyen: Partnership working triggers so many ideas

Natural alliances

By Gary Scattergood

Cargill’s business development and commercial director Lieve Beyen thrives on the benefits of collaboration, says Gary Scattergood

Some global brands have big plans for Stevia's distribution

Green dream

By Lynda Searby

Lynda Searby finds out how the European market for stevia is unfolding


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