Cargill announces EverSweet

6 Oct 2015

Responding to what the company sees as food and beverage companies looking for sweetener options to satisfy consumer health without sacrificing great taste, Cargill has launched its EverSweet zero calorie sweetener. “At a time when many consumers want to reduce sugar consumption and adopt healthier lifestyles, EverSweet sweetener offers a new, delicious choice for reduced […]

Cargill announces EverSweet

steviaResponding to what the company sees as food and beverage companies looking for sweetener options to satisfy consumer health without sacrificing great taste, Cargill has launched its EverSweet zero calorie sweetener.

“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 Cargill claims that it 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, Cargill says.

“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 is expected to be commercially available in 2016.