Innovate with sweet taste and full functionality
With 76 percent of global consumers saying that limiting sugar intake is important for their health,1 food and beverage brands must prioritize solutions for sugar substitutes that don’t negatively affect taste, texture and stability. What’s more, consumers are also holding brands more accountable for sustainability, with 66 percent believing that brands should be doing more to protect the planet.2
Ingredion helps manufacturers meet both challenges head-on with the applications know-how and a comprehensive sugar alternatives portfolio that allows manufacturers to create market-winning reduced sugar and no-sugar-added products quickly — and with just-right taste, texture and label appeal.
Explore the resources below to see how Ingredion uses sensory science to enhance in-demand label claims and overcome complex functional build-back challenges. Then, consult with our experts from around the globe to find revolutionary ways of achieving your targets and accelerating growth across categories.
Brands that provide healthier products that are also better for our planet are capturing the attention of consumers; and stevia helps them do it. Made with innovative production practices and featuring a natural sweetness intensity similar to traditional sweeteners, stevia is one sugar substitute that yields more sugar-like taste with an environmentally friendly story.
Discover how Pure Circle by Ingredion elevates the sustainability of sugar reduction. Our Sugar Reduction Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) highlights how stevia compares—and wins—against other sweeteners across multiple environmental impact metrics.
When sweetness can’t be sacrificed, Reb M shines through. An intensely sweet ingredient occurring naturally in the stevia leaf with zero calories and a nearly identical taste profile to sugar, Reb M lets consumers have their cake and eat it, too (without the sugar, of course).
Reb M stevia doesn’t just taste better than Reb A — it’s more accessible, too. Learn how Ingredion uses innovative extraction technologies to make Reb M readily available for brands of all sizes.
When sugar enhances sensory perception in a formulation, replacing it means finding a solution for more than just sweetness. Replace the texture and mouthfeel of sugar with alternative sweeteners that enhance better-for-you-appeal and heighten consumer eating experiences. Watch our video on functional build-back and then explore how Ingredion makes it happen using the ingredients below.
Polyols such as erythritol, mannitol, sorbitol, maltitol and polyglycitol impart balanced sweetness and keep desired bulk and texture while helping you achieve your sugar reduction targets.
To improve taste while solving better-for-you challenges, Ingredion’s consultative flavor enhancement service offers a full portfolio of flavorings with modifying properties (FMPs). FMPs fall under natural flavor declarations and are powerful ingredients in any formulator’s playbook — helping to mask off-notes, highlight natural flavors or enhance saltiness with less sodium.
Explore the resources below and connect with our experts to solve any sugar reduction challenge.
Learn about Ingredion’s full spectrum of sweetener solutions and sugar substitutes, including clean label and sustainable stevia, low-sugar syrups, rare-sugar allulose and fully nutritive traditional sweeteners.
Have a sugar reduction or specialty sweetener challenge to solve? Our expertise and tools for formulations, taste and sensory science offer revolutionary ways to hit your targets and accelerate growth across categories.
As experts in taste, texture and sensory science, Ingredion can help you make your brands healthier while still delivering the same eating experience your consumers love.
1Ingredion proprietary research, Sugar Reduction Insights Program Power BI Dashboard, 2022
2The road to sustainability, FMCG Gurus, 2022