Sweeteners and sugars can be enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet and active lifestyle. At the same time, they often are cited as contributors to obesity and diet-related diseases.
Cargill produces a broad portfolio of caloric, mid-, low- and non-caloric sweeteners. Both undernutrition and obesity are significant public health problems. Because of our position in the food system, we not only have a role to play in advancing food security and access to nutrition, but also in addressing obesity concerns.
- Sugars have their place in a balanced diet, but they should be consumed within reasonable limits.
- All forms of nutritive sugars, including sweeteners made from cane, beet, wheat or corn, are carbohydrates that contain four calories per gram. They all have the same relative sweetness and taste profile.
- Consumers need access to clear and consistent information so they can make informed choices about the foods they purchase and consume. Nutrition information on package labels and other points of purchase can help consumers choose a healthy diet.
- Cargill offers product solutions and technical expertise that help food makers develop products with low- or reduced- added sugars.
- We supply a broad range of sweeteners to meet differing customer and consumer needs, including caloric sweeteners made from sugar cane, sugar beets, corn and wheat, and non-caloric sweeteners including polyols and Truvia® natural sweetener derived from the stevia plant.
- Cargill’s products and expertise help food and beverage companies worldwide make safe, affordable and nutritious foods that consumers will enjoy.