Deliver the sugar reduction consumers demand
Sugar reduction is a macro-trend across the globe, but taste cannot be sacrificed. Provide the unique taste and texture of juice drinks, without all the sugar. Create moist, chewy cookies or creamy indulgent ice creams without the guilt associated with full sugar varieties. Today’s health and nutrition-conscious consumers are searching for the same sweetness and texture experience they love in products that contain less sugar and fewer calories.
It takes more than sweetness to craft the sugar reduction products your consumers will love. At Ingredion Idea Labs® innovation centers, you’ll find a mix of sweetness, texture and formulation expertise, and a broad portfolio of sweeteners and texturizers to ensure success. You can achieve just-right sweetness and texture in your reduced-sugar products with our proprietary DIAL-IN® Technology — a rapid, robust, consumer-centric approach to product development. These unique 5-step processes — one for sweetness and one for texture — can help you cut time and cost from new product development while improving product likability. You’ll also be introduced to the SWEETABULARY™ sweetness language and TEXICON™ food texture language which translate the desired consumer eating or drinking experiences into scientific terms to guide formulation.
Create taste like full-sugar versions
Achieving the sweet taste consumers expect when reducing sugar in your formulations presents many challenges. Rely on Ingredion’s ingredient solutions and formulation expertise to help you efficiently replace some or all of the sugar in your foods and beverages.
Get just-right sweetness that fits your product and formulation goals. From 95% pure Reb M leaf-based stevia to stevia systems that optimize taste — and cost — to Reb A stevia sweeteners ranging from 50 to 97% purity, Ingredion has the innovative ingredient solutions you need to help you achieve just-right sweetness for your application and sugar reduction target.
Replace sugar and cut both calories and grams of sugar values — without sacrificing functional qualities like browning or freeze-point depression.
Achieve balanced sweetness with about half the calories of — and the same bulk — as sugar with our wide selection of specialty polyols.
At Ingredion, you’ll also find the largest portfolio of non-GMO sweeteners available today. With both you and your consumer in mind, we can help you create innovative sweet foods and beverages.
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Build back texture
Using our lines of starches, non-caloric sweeteners, polyols, gums and fibers in combination with our unique DIAL-IN® Technology, Ingredion can help you build back the texture and mouthfeel that’s often lost when reducing sugar, helping you achieve your desired sweetness and texture parameters. Our formulation, CULINOLOGY® capabilities and processing experts make it all straightforward — transforming your better-for-you products into consumers’ all-time favorites.
Go beyond basic sugar reduction
Want to cut sugar and create a yogurt that helps increase the level of good bacteria in the gut? Or create a new breakfast bar that keeps a busy mom feeling full until lunch? NUTRAFLORA® prebiotic fiber helps you achieve your sugar reduction targets and is scientifically proven to support digestive health. Since NUTRAFLORA® is 30% as sweet as sugar and it has a similar sweetness profile to sugar, with fewer calories, you can also use this prebiotic to reduce sugar in your formulations.
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