GLG Life Tech Premieres BlendSure Stevia Sweetener

September 16, 2010

GLG Life Tech Corporation (GLG; Vancouver, BC), a supplier and developer of stevia (Stevia rebaudiana), has launched its new BlendSure stevia-based sweetener. BlendSure was introduced at the Institute of Food Technologists conference in Chicago.

GLG Life Tech Corporation (GLG; Vancouver, BC), a supplier and developer of stevia (Stevia rebaudiana), has launched its new BlendSure stevia-based sweetener. BlendSure was introduced at the Institute of Food Technologists conference in Chicago.

GLG researchers developed BlendSure by isolating various components of the stevia plant and then blending them in a proprietary ratio to deliver a consistent, balanced, and sucrose-like taste profile that is heat-stable and pH-stable, and works in a carbonated beverage formulation.

'BlendSure is the first product in our industry that offers a blended stevia-based sweetening system that combines specific glycosides such as rebaudioside A and pure stevioside together to deliver sugar'“like sweetness while also providing a favorable cost of goods position for our customers' said James Kempland, GLG vice president of marketing. 'As a leader in the stevia industry, we continue to develop innovative stevia-based product offerings like BlendSure, which address emerging needs in the sweetener market.'

GLG developed BlendSure to provide food and beverage companies and consumers with a natural sweetener with zero calories, zero carbohydrates, and a zero glycemic index, at a price point that is comparable and competitive to sugar. The product can be used both in food and beverages, and as a tabletop sweetener, in order to reduce calories and provide a stable sweetening system that offers flexibility and scope in formulation. BlendSure may also be combined with other natural sweeteners such as sugar.

BlendSure has met all of the requirements for self-affirmed Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status and has received a letter of certification from GRAS Associates (Bend, OR), whose experts specialize in the technical and regulatory aspects of obtaining and defending GRAS status for the food, supplement, and chemical industries. GLG will additionally file its dossier for a no-objection letter from the FDA in the near future.

Original Source: GLG Life Tech