Infographic: Natural Sweeteners Find Their Sweet Spot

In May 2016, FDA unveiled new requirements for the Nutrition Facts label of packaged foods, including the reporting of a product’s added sugar content. This new attention to added sugar intake on packaging—as well as consumer demand for sweeteners that are natural, sustainable and healthful—provides brands the opportunity to increase use of alternative sweeteners when developing or reformulating products.

Judie Bizzozero, Content Director

August 1, 2016

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Infographic: Natural Sweeteners Find Their Sweet Spot

The new Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) recommend Americans eat less sugar compared to similar guidelines released in 2010. Specifically, the DGAs recommend consumers eat less than 10 percent of daily calories from added sugars. However, added sugars account on average for more than 13 percent of calories per day in the U.S. population, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). In May 2016, FDA unveiled new requirements for the Nutrition Facts label of packaged foods, including the reporting of a product’s added sugar content. This new attention to added sugar intake on packaging—as well as consumer demand for sweeteners that are natural, sustainable and healthful—provides brands the opportunity to increase use of alternative sweeteners when developing or reformulating products.

Check out this infographic to find out more about natural sweeteners, such as stevia and stevia blends, monk fruit, honey, syrups, sugar alcohols and prebiotic fibers, being used in food and beverage development.

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Looking for more insight into the functional role of sweeteners in confectionery formulations? Join us for the Selecting Appropriate Sweeteners for the Confectionery Space panel discussion on Friday, Oct. 7, at SupplySide West 2016.

About the Author(s)

Judie Bizzozero

Content Director, Informa Markets Health & Nutrition

Judie Bizzozero oversees food and beverage content strategy and development for the Health & Nutrition group at Informa Markets (which acquired VIRGO in 2014), including the Food & Beverage Insider, Natural Products Insider and SupplySide/Food ingredients North America brands. She reports on market trends, science-based ingredients, and challenges and solutions in the development of healthy foods and beverages. Bizzozero graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

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