Erythritol with SoPureTM Stevia

SoPure Complementary Ingredients

Blending erythritol with stevia is common in many stevia applications and found in a variety of food & beverage products. Erythritol is a sugar alcohol and low calorie sweetener that occurs naturally in certain fruits like pears, melons and grapes, as well as in mushrooms. For food and beverage product manufacturers, erythritol acts as an ideal complement to SoPureTM  stevia as it provides upfront sweetness to balance out the more delayed sweetness of stevia.

Manufacturer’s Notes

  • Has cooling effect at increased use level
  • Does not spread as easily as sugar in baking
  • Can be labeled as a natural flavor under FEMA 4819
    • Beverages < 1.25%
      • Other applications can refer to the FEMA site
    • Processed commercially via fermentation

Please see the table below for FDA GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) levels of erythritol that have been reviewed in the US and are allowed in many other countries. Use levels above these values require supplement labeling.

Food Product Category from GRAS/GRN 789

Use Level (%)

Alcoholic lite beer and coolers; Flavored quenchers; Reduced and low calorie carbonated and non-carbonated beverages (excluding soy-based drinks); Fruit-based slushies; Dairy drinks (chocolate and flavored milks); Fruit-based smoothies


Hot cereal (oatmeal – instant or cooked)


Non-dairy toppings; Frozen desserts (regular ice cream, soft serve, sorbet, frozen yogurt); Puddings (instant, phosphate set); Salty snacks


Baked goods and baking mixes (excluding regular bread); Bars (granola, high protein); Cookies; Barbecue sauce; Tomato sauce; Low calorie salad dressings; Fillings (fruit, custard, cream, pudding); Jams and jellies; Canned fruit (syrup); Regular or low-calorie syrups or toppings




Ready-to-eat cereals


Soy, almond, cashew, coconut and other plant-based drinks


Yogurt (10% level allowed in GRN 74)


Fruit novelty snacks (e.g., fruit peel, fruit candy bar, fruit leathers, fruit creams, fruit snack candy, gummy fruits); Non-chocolate candies; Soft chocolate candies


Fat-based cream used in modified-fat or low-calorie cookies, cakes and pastries


Chewing gum


Hard candy (mints, pressed, candies, cough drops)


Sugar substitutes


Source: FDA

Our Research, Development and Application groups in the Americas and Asia are on hand to provide more customized food and beverage formulation guidance for select customers. Starting formulas for beverages, including carbonated soft drinks and iced teas, and foods, such as yogurt and cookies, are available from the SoPureTM formulation library.

Contact us at Nascent Health Sciences to inquire about SoPureTM application support.