SweeGen expands sweeteners portfolio with Bestevia Reb I

October 30, 2020
Alissa Marrapodi

SweeGen expanded its portfolio of natural sweeteners with Bestevia Reb I, a high-purity stevia sweetener and flavor.

SweeGen (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA) expanded its portfolio of natural sweeteners with Bestevia Reb I, a high-purity stevia sweetener and flavor. It works well in many product applications — from dairy, beverages, nutritional bars, confectionery to savory — and imparts a clean taste profile and sugar-like sweetness.

“Reb I is yet another unique and diverse flavor that we can use in our creative building block approach to sugar reduction for creating consumer-preferred sugar-reduced food and beverage products, and delivering winning solutions to our clients,” said chief of global flavor application technology at SweeGen, Shari Mahon, in a press release.

Bestevia Reb I is produced by a patented bioconversion technology that was developed by Conagen, a biotech innovator of sustainable ingredients. “Conagen is happy to support the successful commercialization of Reb I as the latest offering from our pipeline of non-caloric sweeteners,” said Casey Lippmeier, PhD, Conagen’s vice president of innovation, in a press release. “We are looking forward to additional unique and novel stevia sweeteners for providing greater flexibility and options to food and beverage manufacturers.”