High Intensity Sweeteners
Consumers worldwide are tempering their love for sugary foods in response to health recommendations to limit calories from added sugars. At the same time, there’s growing interest in recognizable ingredients that are closer to nature.
A natural fit for stevia: Stevia is a plant (specifically, a member of the chrysanthemum family) native to portions of northeastern Paraguay. The stevia plant contains sweet components called steviol glycosides that are up to 300 times sweeter than sugar.
Stevia-based sweeteners have quickly become the favorite high-intensity sweetener as they have proven to be a useful, heat-stable, zero-calorie ingredient for a wide range of applications.
However, higher usage levels proved challenging – until Cargill harnessed the unique interactions between the steviol glycosides, opening the door to new innovation.
Cargill scientists have spent over 300,000 hours studying the unique properties of the stevia leaf. Our broad portfolio of stevia sweeteners, proven formulation expertise and deep market insights translate into your competitive advantage. A rigorous specification process ensures consistent product quality – regardless of growing season – for your end-products.
- Sugar Reduction: Enables sugar reduction of 50% and more, even in challenging applications.
- Label-friendly: Derived from the best tasting components of the stevia leaf, stevia-based sweeteners delivers the recognizable, nature-derived ingredient consumers look for.
Cost-effective: Reduces the need for masking agents, while our formulation experts help you meet cost-in-use goals.