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Sugar Reduction

From development to market, Cargill can help you reach your sugar reduction goals. 

Increase your label claimsAfter an increase in added sugar consumption, consumers are now tempering their love for sugary foods in response to global recommendations to limit calories from added sugars.1 In fact, a recent study found that 52% of respondents said they were trying to limit or avoid sugars in general.2

This significant shift is further influenced by a variety of factors:

  • Lifestyle trends focused on healthier lifestyles and “cleaner” eating
  • Media and healthcare messaging linking excessive sugar consumption to obesity and health concerns
  • Regulatory mandates, including the upcoming Nutrition Facts label changes, dietary guidelines and local sugar taxes

As a global innovator in sugar-reduction solutions, Cargill can help you successfully meet growing demand and stay ahead of labeling requirements.

Full ingredient portfolio, top-notch technical expertise

Cargill food scientists invested more than 150,000 hours studying the stevia leaf to develop sweeteners with the optimal balance of sweetness and taste. Our deep stevia knowledge, together with a comprehensive portfolio of specialty ingredients and texturizing solutions, offers a central resource for product innovation and reformulation.

Cargill technical experts will work with you to understand your needs and goals, then tailor a solution that delivers on all fronts: sugar reduction, taste, sensory, labeling and beyond.

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Ingredient solutions for reducing sugar

Sweeteners & Specialty Carbohydrates

EverSweet Sweetener Promo

EverSweet™ Zero-calorie Sweetener

The future is here and it’s sweeter than ever! Cargill’s EverSweet™ next-generation sweetener has great taste with up to 100% sugar replacement.

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ViaTech Sweetener

ViaTech® Stevia Sweeteners

Achieve up to 50% sugar reduction in your applications.

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Zerose Erythritol

Zerose® Erythritol Sweetener

Zerose® erythritol is a natural*, zero-calorie bulk sweetener that looks and tastes like sugar.

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Oliggo-Fiber Chicory Root Fiber Brochure

Oliggo-Fiber® Chicory Root Fiber

A naturally sourced* fructan extracted from chicory root
that offers many functional and health benefits.

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Xtend Sucromalt

Xtend® Sucromalt

Xtend® Sucromalt offers a solution for a new generation of food products.

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Texturizing Solutions

Cargill's custom texturizing solutions.

Custom Texturizing Systems

Delivers customized ingredient solutions to meet formulation challenges and/or replace ingredients.

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Cargill Personal Care Hydrocolloids


A broad portfolio of hydrocolloids, including pectin and xanthan gum, offers consistent quality.

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Canola Lecithin


A full line of lecithin emulsifiers, including canola, soy and sunflower, fluid, deoiled and more for a variety of applications.

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A diverse selection of starches to meet formulation needs, including label-friendly, modified and native starches.

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Complementary Ingredients

Two Calorie Consumer

Corn Syrup Solids

Nutritive carbohydrates enhance moisture retention and control crystallization.

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High-quality ingredients, including soy, wheat and pea, offer consistent performance.

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Versyra Sweeteners

Reduced-Sugar Corn Syrup

Versyra™ reduced-sugar corn syrup has a clean flavor profile and optimal viscosity to replace higher DE products.

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Learn more about MaizeWise Whole Grain Corn Offerings

Whole Grain Corn Flour

Can replace or blend with existing ingredients to deliver 100% whole-grain nutrition.

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Additional resources available

Formulating low sugar products

formulating low sugar products

Cargill has a strong portfolio of sugar reduction solutions and strong insights into their functionality and versatility. 


Reducing Sugar and Salt in Baked Goods and Snacks

Reducing Sugar and Salt

We’ve all heard the saying, “Everything in moderation.” When it comes to sugar and salt, it’s guidance that bakery and snack makers are increasingly taking to heart.


Sweet Spot - The Growing Interest in Stevia

Stevia Sweeteners - Sweet Spot

Consumer interest in low- and no-calorie sweeteners is increasing.


Sweet Spot

Sweet Spot

Stevia-containing beverages hit the sweet spot.


Sugar Reduction in the Dairy Case

Sugar Reduction in the Dairy Case

Consumer attitudes toward sugar have changed dramatically over the past decade.


Cost Effective Formulations - Clean Label and Sugar Reduction

Cost effective formulations - clean label and sugar reduction

Products containing label-friendly sweeteners and sugar-reducing ingredients are emerging.


Rich Texture in Frozen Desserts

Rich Texture in Reduced Sugar Frozen Desserts

Textural attributes are key for decadent, reduced sugar frozen desserts.


Sugar Substitutes Resonate

Which sugar substitutes do consumers prefer?

Consumer perceptions of sugar and alternative sweeteners with clear winners.


Shoppers Demand Reduced Sugar Snacks

Shoppers Demand Reduced Sugar Snacks

Products with reduced-sugar claims are driving growth in the snack industry.


Cut the Sugar

Cut the Sugar

Reduced-sugar frozen dairy treats that keep consumers coming back for more.


Debunking Myths about Alternative Sweeteners

Debunking Myths about Alternative Sweeteners

Alternative sweeteners have many misconceptions.  We debunk the top myths about alternative sweeteners.


The Scoop on Ice Cream Trends

Ice Cream Trends

The quest to cut sugar in the freezer aisle and more consumer trends.


Label-friendly stevia sweeteners offer advantages in beverage formulations

Label-friendly stevia sweeteners for use in beverage formulations

Reducing sugar is at the heart of new product development and brand reformulations across the beverage industry. Cargill continues to be at the forefront of innovation to address this groundswell of demand for label-friendly solutions.


QA: Raising the Bar on Label-friendly Sugar Reduction

QA Label-friendly Sugar Reduction

Cargill food scientist Chad Rieschl, a 20-veteran of the snack bar industry, offers a few insights into formulating for the label-conscious consumer. 


Science of Sweetness

Science of Sweetness

Getting the taste right to meet consumer expectations.


Sugar Reduction - Complete Solutions, Sweet Results

Sugar Reduction Solutions Brochure

We have a broad and growing portfolio of sugar-reduction solutions with proven application expertise and a reliable supply chain. 


Sugar Reduction Ingredient Solutions

preview sugar reduction ingredient solutions

We have ingredient solutions to help you reach your sugar reduction targets.


FDA defines reduction as 25% or greater.

1 World Health Organization. Guideline: Sugars Intake for Adults and Children; World Health Organization: Geneva, Switzerland, 2015; pp. 1–49. Hess, J.; Latulippe, M.E.; Ayoob, K.; Slavin, J. The confusing world of dietary sugars: Definitions, intakes, food sources and international dietary recommendations. Food Funct. 2012, 3, 477–486.
2 International Food Information Council (IFIC) 2016 Food & Health Survey.

Some Cargill products are only approved for use in certain geographies, end uses, and/or at certain usage levels. It is the customer's responsibility to determine, for a particular geography, that (i) the Cargill product, its use and usage levels, (ii) the customer's product and its use, and (iii) any claims made about the customer's product, all comply with applicable laws and regulations.