New tool to help manufacturers formulate with stevia

PureCircle has launched its Sigma-Xcelerator tool, designed to provide ingredient combinations that maximise product taste as well as facilitate sugar reduction, speed to market, cost and solubility.

The stevia leaf contains over 40+ steviol glycosides, each with different performance attributes, which makes identifying the right combination of stevia ingredients for a specific product, time-consuming manufacturers.

Using this new tool which builds on existing Sigma solutions – Sigma-Dairy, Sigma-Tea, and Sigma-Beverage – PureCircle says it can now offer manufacturers turnkey solutions that will simplify their development work to achieve the most sugar-like taste.

Faith Son, head of marketing and innovation, says, “Sigma-Xcelerator provides individualised support for food and beverage companies by ultimately making stevia an easier ingredient to work with.

“This tool will simplify our clients’ product formulation work by reducing development time, allowing great-tasting products to come to market more quickly and efficiently.

“By combining the best-tasting stevia glycosides in varying amounts, we now understand how stevia sweeteners work best at achieving modest to deep sugar reduction levels, while enabling great taste in food and beverage products.”

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