From allulose to sweet potato syrups to enhanced stevia/monk fruit options, sweeteners are stepping it up. Check out some of the following innovative sweetening ingredients featured at IFT15:
- Tate & Lyle’s DOLCIA PRIMA® Allulose was featured in a reduced-calorie craft root beer soda (pictured above) along with its TASTEVA® Stevia to create a 50-percent reduction in calories.
- Astraea™ Allulose is a sweetening ingredient by Matsutani America, Inc. derived from fructose. The natural sweetener offers 70 percent of the sweetness of cane/beet sugar and works well in applications such as jams/jellies, confectionery and beverages.
- PureCircle introduced its Sigma-D and Sigma-T stevia-based sweeteners. As part of its Matrix Solutions line, Sigma-Dis a sweetener designed specifically for dairy products while Sigma-T is designed exclusively for tea products.
- Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients, Inc. (CIFI) announced its line of ingredients derived from sweet potato, including a line of sweet potato juices that can replace high fructose corn syrup in applications such as juice blends, snacks, frozen confections, dressings and more. The GMO- and allergen-free ingredients are currently available for sample/pilot use, and will be fully available this fall pending completion of the company’s new production facility.
- Monk Fruit Corp. showcased its monk fruit juice concentrate at IFT15, boasting its ability to reduce added sugars in juices by up to 70 percent.