White Papers

Taking the mystery out of sugar reduction for food and beverage developers

March 24, 2014
KEYWORDS sugars
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

To help food and beverage developers meet consumers’ desire for natural, reduced sugar foods, Steviva Ingredients has published a white paper, “Taking the Mystery Out of Reduced Sugars.” The paper provides an unbiased analysis of the variety of natural, high-intensity sweetener options there are for food manufacturers and technologists targeting a health-conscious consumer.

Demands to reduce added sugar and lighten calorie loads are at an all-time high. Increased consumption of added sugars has been linked to a decrease in intake of essential micronutrients, an increase in body weight and a higher risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Though aim is clearly directed to the food and beverage industry to reduce added sugar, it’s not a simple proposition.


To help food and beverage developers meet consumers’ desire for natural, reduced sugar foods, Steviva Ingredients has published a white paper, “Taking the Mystery Out of Reduced Sugars.” The paper provides an unbiased analysis of the variety of natural, high-intensity sweetener options there are for food manufacturers and technologists targeting a health-conscious consumer.

“Satisfying the world's sweet tooth is not an easy task, not only because of the breadth of our appetite, but also because of the ways sweetness is used and perceived in food products,” says Thom King, president of Steviva Ingredients. “Consumer perception of ingredients is just one of the challenges food developers face when sweetening products. Besides meeting the shopper's conceptualized image of the ideal product label, R&D must satisfy the end users' sensorial expectations. Regardless of consumers' attitudes about sugar—whether positive or negative—the sweetener that replaces it must taste and function like sugar. It is the taste that most people equate with sweetness.”

“Taking the Mystery Out of Reduced Sugars” is available at no charge at www.stevivaingredients.com/press/Taking-the-mystery-white-paper.pdf

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery Magazine 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

Blue Diamond Almonds Facility

Blue Diamond Almond’s new  processing facility in Turlock, CA.

11/7/13 2:00 pm EST

Food Plant of the Future: The Future of Wastewater Management

Available On-Demand Effective management of wastewater is becoming increasingly critical to food and beverage processors as the cost for incoming water increases...

Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery Magazine

Cover Image

2014 August

This month's publication of Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery takes a special look at Blue Diamond's growers and advanced technology, as well as a tour through the Blue Diamond production plant in Turlock, CA.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

School Lunches

Millions of children will soon be returning to school, lunchboxes in hand. What was your favorite lunchbox treat when you were a kid?
View Results Poll Archive

THE SNACK AND BAKERY STORE

organic-production-&-food-q.gif
Organic Production and Food Quality: A Down to Earth Analysis

Effects of Organic Production on Food Quality is the first comprehensive book on how organic production methods influence the safety and quality of foods, based on an unbiased assessment of the latest scientific findings.  The title is a 'must-have' for everyone working within the food industry.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

The Weekly Mix

Operations Weekly Logo

Written by Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery editors, our Operations Weekly weekly enewsletter provides bakers and snack food manufacturers with up-to-the-minute news, ideas and industry trends.

Sign up today!

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook IconTwitter IconYoutube IconLinkedIn Icon