Natural sweeteners

Asia and US lead stevia prospects, high hopes for Europe

Asia and US lead stevia prospects, high hopes for Europe

By Emma Edwards

Rising health concerns, all-natural credentials and growing regulatory approval are all driving stevia’s rapid market growth, finds a new report from Zenith International, which forecasts worldwide sales will more than triple in volume by 2014.

Opening up the applications for stevia sweeteners

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Opening up the applications for stevia sweeteners

By Jess Halliday in Madrid

It started with beverages, but with intense work being carried out by the food industry on other applications for stevia sweeteners novel products are coming to market in the US, and in other global markets with regulatory approval - from yoghurts, to...

Stevia pioneer recounts first encounter

Stevia pioneer recounts first encounter

Jim May of SweetLeaf tells how he came across the sweet leaves from Paraguay almost three decades before they captured the imagination of the mainstream food industry.

Competition and collaboration in the stevia industry

Competition and collaboration in the stevia industry

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Representatives of stevia suppliers PureCircle, GLG Life Tech and Blue California spoke with FoodNavigator-USA.com at IFT about areas in which members of the stevia industry can work together - even as competing companies.

How stevia reshaped a family business

How stevia reshaped a family business

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

In an interview with FoodNavigator-USA.com, Dr. Luke Zhang explains why he thinks the future looks sweet for stevia - and for his company, GLG Life Tech, one of the world's major stevia suppliers.

Discovering the market for ‘mid-calorie’ stevia-sugar blends

Discovering the market for ‘mid-calorie’ stevia-sugar blends

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Stevia suppliers have been partnering with sugar companies with the aim of blending the two sweeteners for more sucrose-like taste and lower calories – but the success of hybrid sweeteners relies on consumer acceptance.

PureCircle looks to develop domestic US stevia supply

PureCircle looks to develop domestic US stevia supply

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Stevia supplier PureCircle has entered into a deal with S&W Seed Company to trial new varieties of stevia plants that could be grown in California in the near future, the company has said.

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