Cargill promotes Zerose

17 Sep 2015

With demand for natural sweeteners on the upswing, Cargill notes that companies looking for flexible flavour options can now use Zerose erythritol at up to 1.25% in selected beverage categories and label the ingredient as “Natural Flavour.” The Flavor & Extract Manufacturers Association of the U.S. (FEMA) recently granted Cargill GRAS (generally recognized as safe) […]

Cargill promotes Zerose

reduce-sugarWith demand for natural sweeteners on the upswing, Cargill notes that companies looking for flexible flavour options can now use Zerose erythritol at up to 1.25% in selected beverage categories and label the ingredient as “Natural Flavour.”

The Flavor & Extract Manufacturers Association of the U.S. (FEMA) recently granted Cargill GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status for Zerose erythritol for use as a flavour in non-alcoholic beverages. FEMA GRAS status in the United States is also recognised in Mexico; other geographies are pending, Cargill said.

“Consumers are increasingly concerned about the traceability, sustainability and ‘naturalness’ of food ingredients,” said Pam Stauffer, Marketing Programs Manager at Cargill. “Zerose erythritol helps beverage manufacturers address these issues by providing a natural flavour to reduce the off-tastes of high-intensity sweeteners and improve mouth-feel without adding calories.”