Zero calories, great tasting: Cargill introduces new EverSweet™ next-generation, stevia sweetener
Cargill to unveil its next-generation sweetener, EverSweet™, at SupplySide West, Oct. 7-8
MINNEAPOLIS – Oct. 1, 2015 – Food and beverage companies are looking for sweetener options to satisfy consumer health without sacrificing great taste. Cargill’s answer to this: EverSweet™ next-generation zero calorie sweetener. EverSweet™ sweetener will debut at SupplySide West (Oct. 7-8), where attendees can be the first to sample it in a variety of beverages (booth 3659).
“At a time when many consumers want to reduce sugar consumption and adopt healthier lifestyles, EverSweet™ sweetener offers a new, delicious choice for reduced and zero calorie food and beverages,” said David Henstrom, vice president for health ingredients, Cargill.
EverSweet™ sweetener is made with the same sweetness found in the stevia leaf, Reb M and Reb D, and provides consumers the great taste they crave with better sweetness intensity, faster sweetness onset and improved sweetness quality – without the bitterness or off-note aftertaste common with other stevia sweeteners.
Because the stevia plant produces only trace amounts of these molecules, using Reb M and Reb D to produce a sweetener hasn’t been commercially or environmentally viable until now with fermentation.
“We’ve been talking about our Reb M & Reb D sweetener for months, and we are excited to give people the opportunity to taste and see for themselves how good it is,” added Henstrom.
EverSweet™ next-generation sweetener is expected to be commercially available in 2016.
Kelly Sheehan, 952-742-4204, [email protected]
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and 150 years of experience. We have 152,000 employees in 67 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.