Sweetener Systems Articles

On the Cutting Edge of Fruit Juice Sugar Reduction

On the Cutting Edge of Fruit Juice Sugar Reduction

Israeli-based startup Better Juice recently announced that it was teaming up with Brazilian Juice producer Citrosuco SA to establish a pilot plant that will ultimately lead to the production of reduced sugar orange juice. Better Juice Ltd. has developed innovative new...

Sweetener Systems and Sensory: Three Practical Tools

Sweetener Systems and Sensory: Three Practical Tools

THE MARCH TOWARD HEALTHIER reduced-sugar product formulations may break new ground in the art and science of food formulation, but it will not necessarily break new ground regarding consumers’ expectations for the sensory qualities of their food and beverage choices....

Tips for Reducing Sugar in Frozen Dairy Desserts

Tips for Reducing Sugar in Frozen Dairy Desserts

AS WITH BAKERY PRODUCTS, sugar’s most critical role is to control the texture of frozen dairy and frozen novelty products, began Jon Hopkinson, Ph.D., a technology consultant specializing in frozen desserts, in his presentation titled “Tips for Reducing Sugar in...

Analytical Methods for Lawful Sweetener Labeling

Analytical Methods for Lawful Sweetener Labeling

THE REVISED U.S. NUTRITION LABEL regulations, to be implemented in 2020, will transform the carbohydrate portion of the label by including a line for added sugars along with revised definitions of dietary fiber. The food and beverage analysis industries are far from...

Five Recommendations for Sugar-Reduced Baked Products

Five Recommendations for Sugar-Reduced Baked Products

HOW DOES ONE REDUCE THE SUGAR content of products defined by their sugar content? Melanie Goulson, MSc, General Manager, Merlin Development and Adjunct Professor, St. Catherine University, provided some potential solutions to this dilemma in her presentation, “Five...

Food Technology, Neuroscience & 3rd Generation Stevia Extracts

Food Technology, Neuroscience & 3rd Generation Stevia Extracts

IN HIS PRESENTATION “3rd Generation Stevia Extracts: Neuroscience, Ingredient Technologies and Food Applications,” Alex Woo, Ph.D., CEO & Founder, W2O Food Innovation, emphasized that “improved steviol glycosides technologies beget better sweetener strategies.” In...

Studies Show Reduced Sugar Doesn’t Mean Reduced Weight

Studies Show Reduced Sugar Doesn’t Mean Reduced Weight

AT THE OUTSET OF HIS TALK, “Reducing Added Sugars: Will It Reverse the Trend Toward Overweight & Obesity,” John White, Ph.D., President and Founder, White Technical Research, asked how many in the audience believed that sugar consumption was correlated with...

Confusion Abounds with FDA’s Proposed Added Sugar Labeling

Confusion Abounds with FDA’s Proposed Added Sugar Labeling

ANTICIPATE TURBULENCE AHEAD! Mandated FDA changes to the Nutrition Facts label in order to accommodate “added sugar” labeling requirements are intended to help, but can also potentially confuse suppliers, manufacturers and consumers, noted Lauren Swann, MS, RDN, LDN,...

Uncertainty Leaves Consumers in a Sweetener Paradox

Uncertainty Leaves Consumers in a Sweetener Paradox

“SUGAR REDUCTION may be the top-cited dietary priority globally, but consumers aren’t quite willing to give up sweeteners completely,” said Julie Johnson, General Manager, HealthFocus International. She also noted that consumer perceptions of sweeteners are...