Sunwin gets $3.2m stevia order from Wild

1 Jun 2015

Sunwin Stevia has announced that it has received a major purchase order for 40 metric tons of enzyme-treated stevia products valued over US$3.2 million for the calendar year of 2015 from Wild Flavors. According to the company, enzyme-treated stevia is the most advanced stevioside product in the world and is used in the food and beverage industries. Stevia […]

Sunwin gets $3.2m stevia order from Wild

puchased-order-complete-plans-morning-coffee-32744571Sunwin Stevia has announced that it has received a major purchase order for 40 metric tons of enzyme-treated stevia products valued over US$3.2 million for the calendar year of 2015 from Wild Flavors.

According to the company, enzyme-treated stevia is the most advanced stevioside product in the world and is used in the food and beverage industries. Stevia is a natural sweetener, but the company notes that it has a bitter, licorice-like aftertaste. Enzyme treated stevia is obtained by addition of glucose to stevia extracts using α-glucosyltransferase. In addition, a specially treated stevia seed is required to grow the stevia leaf for such an advanced product, Sunwin Stevia says, going on to note that this new method can effectively decrease or eliminate the bitter aftertaste of natural stevia.  Sunwin Stevia claims to be the only company in the world that offers such advanced products on a commercial basis.

“We are excited to receive a major purchase order demonstrating that our enzyme-treated stevia products start to receive acceptance in the U.S.  Management expects the demand for our enzyme-treated stevia products will be doubled from 40 metric tons in 2015,” said Dongdong Lin, CEO of Sunwin Stevia. “We believe our technology is state of the art and we look forward to actively marketing our enzyme-treated stevia products in Europe and North America. We believe the demand for our enzyme-treated stevia products will be substantially increased for years to come.”