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
Deliver sugar-like taste profiles with fewer calories and simple labels. For example, reduce sugar in your formulations while imparting a consistent clean sweet taste with our ENLITEN® Reb A stevia sweeteners, extracted from pure, high-quality stevia leaves. To achieve even higher levels of sugar reduction try BESTEVIA® Reb M stevia leaf sweetener. The 95% pure Reb M starts from the stevia leaf and offers significantly less bitterness and aftertaste than conventional stevia sweeteners. Or add sweetness and bulk with about half the calories using 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.
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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