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'Stevia launches in beverages drove a large percentage of the over 1000 stevia launches we saw globally in 2012': PureCircle VP Jason Hecker

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM SPECIAL EDITION: SWEETENER INNOVATION

Beverage launches driving stevia-sweetened product growth: PureCircle

By Mark ASTLEY

The number of stevia-sweetened products launched around the world in 2012 'nearly doubled' compared to 2011 – a figure that leading stevia manufacturer, PureCircle, attributes to a recent steady stream of naturally-sweetened beverage launches.

'Visualization' of the structure of sucralose (Picture Copyright: Christopher Chen/Flickr)

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM SPECIAL EDITION: SWEETENER INNOVATION

Sucralose and stevia steal sweetening show for US beverage developer

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Stevia and sucralose are the best natural and non-natural sweeteners on the US market, according to one beverage developer, with savvy formulators able to iron out the former’s aftertaste issues.

Use of monk fruit as an all-natural, zero calorie sweetener has tripled in the past five years, according to Mintel

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM SPECIAL EDITION: SWEETENER INNOVATION

Monk fruit makes headway…but still faces aftertaste issues: Mintel

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Mintel analyst Laura Jones tells BeverageDaily.com that use of monk fruit as an all-natural, zero calorie sweetener has tripled in the past five years, but says she believes it still has taste issues to overcome.

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