Cargill Introduces New EverSweet Next-Generation, Stevia Sweetener
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 taking place in October 7 to 8, where attendees can be the first to sample it in a variety of beverages.
“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 and 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.