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Sugar Reduction Solutions

77% of consumers now try to limit or avoid sugar*.  Formulators looking to develop great-tasting products with less sugar and satisfying mouthfeel turn to Cargill’s broad sweetness and texturizing ingredient portfolio.   

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Sugar reduction resource center

Cargill is here to help our customers meet consumer demand for reduced-sugar products by offering a portfolio of sugar reduction ingredient solutions.

Bakery

Reducing Sugar and Salt

Reducing Sugar and Salt in Baked Goods and Snacks

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.

 

Beverages

Sweet Spot

Sweet Spot

Stevia-containing beverages hit the sweet spot.

Label-friendly stevia sweeteners for use in beverage formulations

Label-friendly stevia sweeteners offer advantages 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.

 

Dairy

Sugar Reduction in the Dairy Case

Sugar Reduction in the Dairy Case

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

Rich Texture in Reduced Sugar Frozen Desserts

Rich Texture in Frozen Desserts

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

Ice Cream Trends

The Scoop on Ice Cream Trends

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

Cut the Sugar

Cut the Sugar

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

 

Snacks

Shoppers Demand Reduced Sugar Snacks

Shoppers Demand Reduced Sugar Snacks

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

QA Label-friendly Sugar Reduction

QA: Raising the Bar on 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. 

 

Sugar Reduction

Sugar reduction - complete solutions

Sugar Reduction: Complete Solutions. Sweet Results

Cargill can help you successfully meet growing demand and stay ahead of labeling requirements.

Sugar Reduction Infographic

Sugar Reduction Infographic

Ingredient solutions to reach your sugar reduction targets.

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Science of Sweetness

Science of Sweetness

Getting the taste right to meet consumer expectations.

Debunking Myths about Alternative Sweeteners

Debunking Myths about Alternative Sweeteners

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

Which sugar substitutes do consumers prefer?

Sugar Substitutes Resonate

Consumer perceptions of sugar and alternative sweeteners with clear winners.

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. 

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.

Stevia Sweeteners - Sweet Spot

Sweet Spot - The Growing Interest in Stevia

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

 

Sweeteners

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.  It is made with the same sweetness that is found in the stevia leaf, to delight your taste buds with calorie-free joy.

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ViaTech® Stevia Sweeteners

ViaTech® stevia sweeteners are high performance ingredients that help food and beverage manufacturers achieve optimal taste and sweetness at higher usage levels.

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Zerose® Erythritol Sweetener

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. 

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Texturizers

Custom Texturizing Systems

Our knowledgeable technical applications team can help you successfully integrate functional Custom Texturizing Systems in existing food and beverage products or in new product development. 

Lecithins

Lecithin is a multi-purpose food ingredient that primarily functions as an emulsifier and dispersing agent. Lecithin is also a surfactant.

Oliggo-Fiber® Chicory Root Fiber

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.  

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Pectin

Pectin is an ingredient and a natural component of plants that is especially abundant in apples and citrus fruits. 

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Starches & Derivatives

Cargill’s starch portfolio addresses the formulation, cost optimization as well as nutritional needs of our customers.

Complementary Ingredients

Corn Sweeteners

Cargill has a vast portfolio of corn sweeteners as well as the expertise to help you with an existing product or help you formulate a new product.

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MaizeWise® Whole Grain Corn Products

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.  Product varieties include corn flour, corn meal and masa flour.

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Protein

Using our proteins, we help our customers achieve the taste, mouthfeel, functionality and nutrition profiles their customers want.

Versyra™

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.

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.
3 www.foodnavigator-usa.com

* International Food Information Council (IFIC) 2018 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.