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'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.

Shakeout foreseen on supply end of stevia market

Special Edition: Natural Sweeteners

Shakeout foreseen on supply end of stevia market

By Hank Schultz

The popularity of stevia as an alternative sweetener has unleashed a blizzard of competition to supply the ingredient, mostly from mainland China, raising the question of whether the market is becoming unbalanced on the supply end.

Stevia market share to explode in 2011, says report

Stevia market share to explode in 2011, says report

By Elaine Watson

Use of stevia is predicted to rise at an astonishing rate this year, taking the natural sweetener's share of the total US sugars and sweeteners market from 1.8% in 2010 to 9.1% in 2011, according to Packaged Facts.

Do drink makers have stomach for anti-obesity fight?

Do drink makers have stomach for anti-obesity fight?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Bravo! The beverage industry has responded enthusiastically to Mrs. Obama’s campaign to tackle childhood obesity - but there’d better be more than froth behind that sparkling rhetoric.

Merisant to exit bankruptcy

Merisant to exit bankruptcy

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Tabletop sweetener company Merisant has announced that it will exit bankruptcy after it filed for Chapter 11 protection in January in order to strengthen its “financial health and long-term prospects.”

Early harmonisation urged for stevia standards, methods

Dispatches from EUSTAS stevia symposium

Early harmonisation urged for stevia standards, methods

By Jess Halliday in Leuven

As the stevia industry is poised for wide take-up, harmonisation and recognition of the need for standards is crucial to securing a good reputation from the outset, according to ChromaDex CEO.

Technical challenges to reducing sugar

Technical challenges to reducing sugar

Tate & Lyle’s manager of sweetener technology development gives insight into the role of sugar beyond providing sweetness, and how to pick alternative sweeteners that build back the properties.

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