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Ingredion launches sweetener to meet the demands of health-conscious consumers

April 30, 2020

Ingredion EMEA has launched its first polyol sweetener, ERYSTA® Erythritol. The sweetener enables manufacturers to reduce or replace sugar to achieve nutrition-related claims, such as ‘no added sugar’ or ‘calorie-reduced’, in multiple applications.

ERYSTA® Erythritol supports functional build back and sweetness when sugar is removed in products including ice cream, desserts and chocolate confectionery, while providing consumers with the mouthfeel and texture that they expect in their favourite products. Other applications include baked goods, beverages and fruit preparations.

Working with culinology and technical experts at Ingredion’s Idea Labs® innovation centres across the region, manufacturers can collaborate on recipe formulation to develop new and on-trend products with a focus on getting to market quickly. From a decadent low-calorie chocolate brownie ice cream with reduced sugar, to a sumptuous no added sugar rhubarb and rose cordial, food and beverage producers can create products that tap into the consumer demand for healthier alternatives that still deliver on taste, texture and an indulgent eating experience.

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Rodolfo Garza, Regional Growth Platform Leader, Marketing, at Ingredion EMEA, said: “Increasingly health-conscious shoppers are paying close attention to the sugar and calorie content of their favourite foods. In fact, 64% of consumers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa say that a ‘low in calories’ claim is important to them when buying food or drinks[1].

“But consumers want it all – the guilt-free indulgence of lower-sugar, lower-calorie alternatives. European consumers in particular seek pleasure and health in equal measure[2], but the challenge for manufacturers is delivering the same functional properties in a product when sugar is removed. ERYSTA® Erythritol delivers around 70% sweetness compared to sugar, delivering functional and textural properties such as bulking, ease of processing and mouthfeel enhancement when replacing sugar in formulations.”

Increasingly health-conscious shoppers are paying close attention to the sugar and calorie content of their favourite foods.

Rodolfo Garza

Regional Growth Platform Leader, Marketing

Ingredion’s range of Erythritol sweeteners include ERYSTA® C40 Erythritol crystalline particle size and ERYSTA® C100 Erythritol fine particle size for high and low moisture applications. Produced by fermentation, it has zero calorie content (measured according to EU Regulations, as compared to 2.4 kcal/g for other polyol alternatives), enabling manufacturers to make consumer-winning energy reduction claims*. When used as part of a sweetener system in certain applications, there are synergistic effects to boost sweetness of the product.

[1] Ingredion ATLAS Research, 2019

[2] Mintel: What’s next for sugar reduction in Europe? Food Ingredients Europe, 2019

* Customers are advised to satisfy themselves regarding the use, labelling and suitability of Ingredion’s products in their final products. In particular, food additives (for example, sweeteners) should be used in accordance with the relevant local regulations.

About the company

Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR) headquartered in the suburbs of Chicago, is a leading global ingredient solutions provider serving customers in more than 120 countries. With annual net sales of nearly $6 billion, the Company turns grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant-based materials into value-added ingredient solutions for the food, beverage, animal nutrition, brewing and industrial markets. With Ingredion Idea Labs® innovation centres around the world and more than 11,000 employees, the Company co-creates with customers and fulfils its purpose of bringing together the potential of people, nature and technology to create ingredient solutions that make life better. 

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