“While both sweeteners helped to develop interesting concepts to reduce sugar, the greatest benefit appears with a blend of both," the firm says.
At SupplySide East, Jungbunzlauer (Basel, Switzerland) showcased Erylite stevia, which combines natural sugar alcohol erythritol and stevia Rebaudioside A. “Fused into one crystal, Erylite stevia unites the unique benefits of these two sweeteners that fit together well due to their natural and zero-calorie character,” the company says.
“Both sweeteners are combined in order to maximize their synergies and benefits,” it adds. “While both sweeteners helped to develop interesting concepts to reduce sugar, the greatest benefit appears with a blend of both.”
In addition to having no calories, the ingredient has no effect on the blood sugar level (zero glycemic index) and is tooth friendly. Notably, it has a pure, sugar-like taste profile, requiring no additional ingredients or masking agents, the company says. It can be used as a 1:1 sugar replacement in most food and beverages.