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PureCircle introduces Sigma-Beverage custom ingredient for drinks

Published 23 November 2016

PureCircle has launched Sigma-Beverage, its latest breakthrough stevia ingredient that is specifically optimized for beverage formulations.

Sigma-Beverage performs similarly to sugar at deep calorie reductions so formulators can create beverage solutions consumers will love while reducing development time by 30 – 50%.

PureCircle Marketing and Innovation vice president Faith Son said: “Sigma-Beverage was formulated with a carefully tailored, proprietary combination of steviol glycosides designed to address the unique needs for beverage formulations.

“We have seen success with this approach for our customers and are excited to help them further unlock the beverage category and reduce overall calories while meeting the taste desires consumers demand.”

Designed as the perfect stevia sweetener for beverage formulations, Sigma-Beverage has a crucial upfront sweetness needed for most beverage applications and provides a reduction in linger when formulating low-to-zero calorie solutions.

PureCircle Global Technical Innovation senior director John Martin said: “Beverages have provided a challenge for formulators because of the high sweetness max. To achieve that high level of sweetness with stevia can often result in linger and a strong, sweetness aftertaste.

"However, by selecting the steviol glycosides that provide a very clean, sugar-like taste with a reduced linger, we have been able formulate a stevia ingredient that really works well for the challenges of beverage applications. We are extremely pleased with the results we are seeing.”

Sigma-Beverage is the third, category specific ingredient in PureCircle’s portfolio. It joins Sigma-Tea and Sigma-Dairy, all of which are outperforming first generation Reb A solutions on taste and have been developed through PureCircle’s predictive modeling technology.

Sigma-Beverage is available for customers to order samples and it will be showcased this week at Food Matters Live in London.



Source: Company Press Release