HomeNewsNewsSteviol glycoside options keep increasing | 2021-06-23

Steviol glycoside options keep increasing | 2021-06-23

KANSAS CITY — Advancements in the stevia/steviol glycoside category have led to new sweetener options for food and beverage formulators seeking to reduce sugar. Issues to consider when choosing a sweetener include the percentage of sugar reduction desired, cost, sustainability, and whether to stay with a stevia leaf extract or a sweetener produced through fermentation.

Interest in sugar reduction, natural sweeteners and stevia, a zero-calorie high-intensity sweetener, remains high.

This year’s International Food Information Council Food & Health Survey found 72% of respondents said they were trying to limit or avoid sugars. Northbrook, Ill.-based MarketsandMarkets estimated the global natural sweeteners market will reach $2.8 billion in sales in 2020 and projected sales will reach $3.8 billion by 2025 through a compound annual growth rate of 6.1%.

Allied Market Research, Portland, Ore., in a report issued last year valued the…

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