Tate & Lyle to introduce two new stevia-based sweeteners
Tate & Lyle will introduce two new stevia-based, zero-calorie sweeteners, the latest products produced through its partnership with stevia producer Sweet Green Fields.
Intesse Stevia 2.0 and Optimizer Stevia 4.10 will join Tate & Lyle’s stevia portfolio, and will be made available to manufacturers who want to meet the growing consumer demand for plant-based products that support weight management.
Optimizer Stevia 4.10 is designed to benchmark with RebA 99 – RebA 100 at a more cost-effective price. The ingredient is appropriate for use across a wide range of applications, from beverages and confectionery to sports nutrition powders, and even as a tabletop product.
Meanwhile, Intesse Stevia 2.0 is a premium sweetener suitable for formulations requiring a high amount of sugar replacement, for example, dairy products such as yogurts and ice cream, and beverages such as juice drinks and iced teas.
Tommy Lykke Husum, sweeteners senior product manager at Tate & Lyle said: “Working with Sweet Green Fields, we have been able to combine our expertise and develop technologies to broaden our range of high-quality plant-based sweeteners for use across a wide range of categories whilst remaining competitive on cost.
“Health and wellness remains a key trend and we know that consumers are looking for more sweetening solutions with natural origins that help them reduce calories and sugars, but they’re not willing to sacrifice great taste.
“The sugar reduction market is developing extremely quickly and manufacturers need to be innovative in their approach to keep up with growing demand.
“The Intesse Stevia 2.0 and Optimizer Stevia 4.10 will help us to maintain our position as a leader in the development of stevia-based sugar reduction solutions.”