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Sugar Reduction Ingredients

Solve for just-right texture and sweetness with the sugar reduction experts

Today’s health-conscious consumers are searching for products that contain less sugar and fewer calories, but with the same sweetness and texture experience they love. To solve this formulating challenge, you need to replace not only sugar’s sweetness and taste, but also its functionality and textural attributes. The sugar reduction experts at Ingredion can show you how. With our broad portfolio of sweeteners and functional build-back (FBB) ingredients, and deep knowledge of how to combine them for optimal results, we're here to speed your path to reduced sugar success.

To learn more about why functional build-back is so important to creating buzzworthy reduced-sugar products, watch the video:

What if you could achieve sugar reduction and calorie reduction in your formulations without compromising taste or performance?

Deliver full-sugar taste in reduced sugar products

Get just-right sweetness that fits your product and formulation goals for reduced, low and no-sugar products. From leaf-based Reb M and Reb A stevia sweeteners to the rare sugar allulose, to balanced systems of polyols, Ingredion has the innovative ingredient solutions you need to help you achieve just-right sweetness for your application and sugar reduction target.

Our range of stevia options includes 95% pure Reb M leaf-based stevia, stevia systems that optimize taste and cost, and Reb A stevia sweeteners with 50 to 97% purity.

Replace sugar and cut both calories and grams of sugar values — without sacrificing functional qualities like browning or freeze-point depression.

Achieve sugar reduction and 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 polyol sweeteners available today. With both you and your consumer in mind, we can help you create innovative reduced sugar products, low sugar products and no sugar products.

““ASTRAEA” is a registered trademark held by Matsutani permitted to be used by Ingredion.

Build back bulk, mouthfeel and functionality 

Ingredion can help you build back the texture and mouthfeel that’s often lost after sugar reduction. Leverage our market-leading understanding of how to best combine functional build-back (FBB) ingredients including starches, non-caloric sweeteners, polyols, gums and fibers to achieve your desired sweetness and texture parameters. Our formulation capabilities and processing experts make it easy for you to transform your better-for-you products into consumers’ all-time favorites. 

Bring added benefits with prebiotic fiber

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[1]. 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 for sugar reduction in your formulations.

[1] Hidaka K, Eida T, Takizawa T, Tokunaga T, Tashiro Y. Effects of fructooligosaccharides on intestinal flora and human health. Bifidobacteria Microflora 1986 5(1):37-50. Additional citations available upon request.
"Bestevia" is a trademark held by SweeGen permitted to be used by Ingredion for distribution purposes.

Deliver the sweetness experience your consumers crave – with less sugar.

Develop labels that appeal

Cut sugar on your products’ label with VERSASWEET™ low-sugar glucose syrups.

Create reduced-sugar foods and beverages consumers crave

Download our application factsheets on reduced-sugar dairy products, beverages and baked goods

Shifting away from sugar

New consumer and industry insights into the sugar-reduction trend. Deliver the sweetness your consumers expect. 

ENLITEN® Reb M Stevia Leaf Sweetener

High-intensity, zero-calorie sweetener. The new clean taste of sugar reduction.

ENLITEN® Fusion stevia sweeteners

Provide targeted sugar reduction at an optimized cost.

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Achieve perfect sweetness and texture in your formulations

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