Sweeteners

Professor Buttriss: ‘Sugar intakes are deemed too high’

Sugar reduction aims thwarted by sweetener confusion

By Judy Buttriss

Sugar does more than sweeten foods – it provides bulk and has functional attributes that are difficult to replicate, such as moisture management and shelf-life, texture and flavour generation.

Monk fruit: low-calorie sweeteners will be made from the ingredient as part of the deal

ADM in low-calorie sweetener tie-up

By Noli Dinkovski

A new partnership to manufacture, market, sell and distribute low-calorie stevia and monk fruit sweeteners globally has been agreed between two leading ingredients firms.

Tate & Lyle has announced its results for the period ending March 31

Starch boosts sales at Tate & Lyle

By Dan Colombini

Stronger industrial starch margins in Europe have boosted sales at sweeteners manufacturer Tate & Lyle following the announcement of the firm’s full year results.

Sweet on stevia

Sweet on stevia

By Lynda Searby

Does stevia have the wings to get the sugar-free/ tooth-friendly confectionery market off the ground? Lynda Searby reports

Game on for stevia...

Game on for stevia...

By Lynda Searby

The dynamics at large in the sweeteners market are similar to those in a football club. As on the football pitch, in the sweeteners market there is rivalry as each player strives to shine as an individual. But teamwork or combinations of sweeteners is...

Sugar 
Fix

Sugar 
Fix

Keeping consumers sweet and healthy is a tricky business when it comes to reducing sugar in food, reports Hayley Brown

Laxatives aren't a turn off

Laxatives aren't a turn off

By Elaine Watson

Consumers are not put off by laxative warnings about polyols on packs, according to new research from starch giant Roquette.Under EU legislation,...

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