This Month in Stevia News
Sweet headlines, research findings, and news stories from around the industry on natural sweeteners and sugar reduction
Source: Food Business News
Consumers have a love-hate relationship with non-nutritive sweeteners. Stevia comes in at that “sweet spot” of health benefits + indulgent flavors + all-natural.
Source: New Food Magazine
Sugar reformulation presents a host of many challenges for food manufacturers. Stevia solutions replicate the key properties of sugar while also remaining cost-effective.
Source: Medical News Today
Recent landmark research from Children’s Hospital LA shows “stevia extract could represent an exciting future approach to treatment” of fatty liver disease.
Source: Food & Drink Business
A new longitudinal study over 22 years has found Australians have shifted their beverage preferences to more low and no-sugar varieties, with health a major factor in the changing consumption habits.
Source: Food Dive
Research by Mintel reveals that 52% of consumers now prioritize scrutinizing nutritional labels for total sugar, making it the No. 1 overall consideration over fat and calories.
Source: The Food Institute
Online conversations around stevia grew 2X between 2015 – 2018 according to this study. Also, stevia remains the most talked about sweetener amongst low-calorie sugar alternatives.
Source: Yahoo! News
To help fans survive the lockdown, actress Salma Hayek shares her take on the popular “Quarantini” — sweetened with, of course, calorie-free stevia.
Published June 13th, 2020