It can be extracted and used as alternative sweeteners
for sugars .
Given the ongoing criticism of high-fructose corn syrup, beet sugar and processed alternative sweeteners
, it's no wonder that sales of sugar and sweeteners have been lackluster.
A growing number of alternative sweeteners
exist on the market; all with different sweetness compared to sucrose.
It has certainly earned the right to be considered a safe natural sugar substitute and alternative sweetener
used as a functional food ingredient to sweeten a diverse variety of consumer products.
Expecting that beet and cane sugar will remain much cheaper than xylitol made from the xylose in corn fiber, Leathers envisions that the future of the alternative sweetener
lies in niche markets.
It is difficult to know how much more time and effort will be required for stevia to achieve the kind of alternative sweetener
status in the US that it has been accorded in other countries.
or the "Company"), a farm management company focused on the economic development of stevia, the fastest growing product in the alternative sweetener
sector, is pleased to announce its wholly owned subsidiary, Stevia Asia Limited's entry into a cooperative agreement with Technew Technologies for the provision of stevia formulations by their newly formed joint venture, Stevia Technew Limited, as part of an ongoing feed program serving the shrimp farming sector of Guangdong Province, China.
It's green, sweeter than sugar and--if its producers have their way--could soon make a major leap into the alternative sweetener
industry expected to draw more than $1 billion in nationwide demand by 2015.
This healthy alternative sweetener
is low-glycemic and rich in nutrients.
Sucrose remains nearly impossible to fully mimic, and no one alternative sweetener
provides a magic bullet.
Emma Marvin, director of marketing for Butternut Mountain Farm Morrisville Vt, says that pure maple syrup could be doing much better among consumers as an alternative sweetener