The use of sweeteners in the launch of food and drinks is increasing at an insane pace, and has shown a 9% increase for the second year in a row. The scope of their use is extremely wide: sports nutrition, soft drinks, confectionery. Sucralose is the fastest growing ingredient among sweeteners. Fructose and stevia are also popular options.
What are the benefits of these products?
Stevia is a non-nutritive sugar substitute of plant origin, does not cause an increase in blood sugar and is 200-300 times sweeter. That is why stevia-based sweeteners can provide the same sweet taste as sugar, but with a much lower dosage. In addition, stevia is obtained from natural plant materials, so it has a natural taste. One of the best products on the market is the OPTIMIZER stevia, which we have selected and tested in an ideal price-quality ratio.
Fructose – the calorie content of fructose is similar to the calorie content of sugar, but it is twice as sweet. This means that in foods containing this carbohydrate there will be fewer calories than in identical foods of the same sweetness level, but with sucrose.
The difference between sugar and fructose also lies in the fact that the latter is absorbed by the body without provoking a sharp release of insulin. It has a low glycemic index, that is, it does not cause a sharp increase or drop in blood sugar. Therefore, it can be eaten by patients with diabetes mellitus and people suffering from obesity. We offer our customers KRYSTAR fructose, which is a high-quality product that has been tested over years of use by the world’s largest brands.
Sucralose is a unique substance that is 600 times sweeter than sugar. It does not have a foreign smell and has no taste. Sucralose calorie is practically zero, it does not participate in the metabolism and does not interact with digestive enzymes, and therefore does not affect the increase in blood sugar and does not provoke the release of insulin. The leader in sales in the USA – the most technologically advanced market in the world – is Sucralose SPLENDA, and it is Palmira who distributes it in Ukraine.
Each of these products has its own advantages and it is up to you to choose which one is suitable for your production, however, our consultants are always ready to help you make a choice in favor of what your business needs. We supply all sweeteners and sweeteners in partnership with Tate & Lyle, which guarantees high and consistent quality.