Lerum Fabrikker Wins with Sweet Green Fields’ Stevia Extracts

August 21, 2013

Optesse HPS used to naturally sweeten award winning Norwegian fruit drink and jam products.

The new "lett frå naturen" ("light from nature") product line from Lerum Fabrikker (Sogndal, Noray) is a reduced sugar product range of jams and juices that don’t sacrifice taste, thanks to the use of Optesse HPS, a stevia sweetener from Sweet Green Fields (Bellingham, WA).

Optesse HPS consists of purified Rebaudioside A, which was created for use in drink and baked good formulations that also contain 33-50% sugar and fructose. Optesse HPS products are produced using the company’s patented Fast Precipitation Process that quickly extracts stevia glycosides. 

Three products from Lerum Fabrikker’s line of dilutable fruit drinks and jams - strawberry jam, raspberry jam and apple-pear juice concentrate - were named “remarkable” products and awarded two golden stars at the annual iTQi Superior Taste Awards held in Brussels, Belgium.