Consumer demand is driving reduced-sugar and reduced-calorie dialogue and action in the food industry. Further fueling change, when the USDA updated their “My Plate” guidelines it significantly affected the recommended amount of daily sugar consumption for Americans. Added sugars, in particular, are under fire. Proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts label would require a new line item calling out "Added Sugars".
Cargill offers ingredient solutions to help address reduced-sugar product development. Zero and low-calorie sweeteners can add a taste that is similar to that of sucrose. High intensity sweeteners are generally several hundred times sweeter than sucrose and often do not contain any calories. Cargill’s zero and low-calorie sweetener portfolio can substantially reduce, or in some cases eliminate, added sugars in food and beverage applications.
Cargill solutions for reducing sugar:
ViaTech® stevia sweeteners are high performance ingredients that help food and beverage manufacturers achieve optimal taste and sweetness at higher usage levels.
Zerose® erythritol is a natural*, zero-calorie bulk sweetener that looks and tastes like sugar, making it ideal for food and beverage applications promoting sugar reduction and weight management.
Oliggo-Fiber® chicory root fiber helps food and beverage manufacturers capitalize on key consumer trends, such as clean label and sugar reduction, without affecting taste and texture.
MaizeWise® whole grain corn products, such as corn flour, can directly replace existing ingredients, or blend with them, while helping deliver 100% whole grain nutrition.
Maltitol polyol sweeteners provide the bulk, texture and preservative benefits of sucrose in sugar-free and calorie-reduced products.
Our maltodextrin provides good solubility, bland flavor and low sweetness, essentially no hygroscopicity, reduced browning and carbohydrate source as well as cost optimization.
Truvia® stevia leaf extract is a versatile, natural, zero-calorie sweetening ingredient. If you are looking to reduce sugar and calories in your food or beverage product, consider Truvia® stevia leaf extract.
Versyra™ reduced sugar corn syrup has a clean flavor profile and optimal viscosity to replace higher DE products.
FDA defines reduction as 25% or greater.
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.