Cargill announced the introduction of its new ViaTech line of stevia-based sweeteners, giving food and beverage manufacturers the opportunity to achieve optimal sweetness and significant sugar reduction. ViaTech uses Cargill's proprietary taste prediction model ensuring clean sweetness in zero-calorie and reduced-calorie food and beverage formulations.
Cargill scientists have spent numerous hours working with the stevia leaf to understand how the different steviol glycosides work alone and in combination. This has allowed Cargill developers t o focus on optimizing taste, sweetness and creating ingredients that enable a sensible total formulation cost for food and beverage manufacturers.
“As we bring new stevia-based innovations to market that enable product developers to work in high sweetness formulations such as carbonated soft drinks, we always keep in mind that our solutions must be commercially viable from a cost-in-use perspective," said Melanie Goulson, sweetness applications leader at Cargill.
Cargill partners with global companies in the food and beverage industry to formulate stevia sweeteners for a variety of products. The ViaTech brands adds to Cargill's portfolio of stevia-based ingredients, which also included Truvia.