Designing a Sweetener System

Redesigning sweetener systems for less added sugar is demanding but ingredient suppliers are up to the challenge to help food developers maintain quality and cost.

March 30, 2015

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Designing a Sweetener System

Report Summary

As the proposed labeling of "added sugar" on Nutrition Facts labels nears, food manufacturers should now be seriously re-evaluating sweetener system design for their products. The vast array of replacement options, combined with the requirement to maintain the same sensory profile, throughput and ease of processing, makes reformulation extremely challenging. The industry steps up to the challenge with iterative and innovative systems approaches to sweetener replacement.

Editor's Take

Reformulating a sweetener system in foods is growing more challenging for food scientists. This requires consideration of a much broader and complex set of replacement ingredient options in order to maintain the equivalent sensory and processing properties of current brands favored by consumers.

Takeaways for Your Business

  • Clearly prioritize market, product and process requirements before sweetener system reformulation.

  • Collaborate with multiple ingredient suppliers in a systems approach to sweetener reformulation.

  • Assess processing characteristics of the reformulated sweetener system to maintain plant throughput.

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ADM/WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients Sweetness Enhancers are proprietary flavors developed to provide the perception of sweetness obtained from sugar and enhance mouthfeel in reduced added sugar products. Sweetness Enhancers enable manufacturers to meet consumer and industry demands for lower sugar and lower calorie products. These ingredients may also reduce costs associated with commodity sweeteners. Let ADM/WILD help you build the future with simple, yet impactful products and solutions.

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