DSM to introduce new generation sweetener AVANSYA™ Reb M at IFT 2018, enabling advanced sugar reduction in a range of food and beverages
Visitors to DSM’s booth at IFT can try AVANSYA™ Reb M in a sweetened yogurt application, where the new sweetener has enabled a 100% reduction in added sugar. AVANSYA™ Reb M, with its sugar-like sweetness, allows producers to achieve a zero-added-sugar product while maintaining a preferred taste profile in the application.
“With rates of overweight and obesity on the rise globally, the food industry is looking for ways to create healthier versions of the foods and beverages consumers love,” says Luiz Leite, Director of DSM’s Sugar Reduction Platform. “We believe that better sweeteners—which taste better, are non-artificial, and offer advanced sugar reduction opportunities—will be an important part of the solution. We are proud to introduce AVANSYA™ Reb M at IFT this year and ultimately, to contribute to healthy, sustainable food and beverage products for people around the world.”
AVANSYA™ Reb M is a non-artificial sweetener that is identical to Reb M found in the Stevia plant. It is produced by fermentation, a natural, cost-efficient process that is sustainable and offers consistent, scalable supply. DSM’s novel and patented technology for purifying steviol glycosides from fermentation is completely water-based and solvent-free, which benefits sustainability.
DSM’s AVANSYA™ Reb M is GRAS in the US, and registered for use in Mexico with COFEPRIS. DSM expects to provide commercial quantities of AVANSYA™ Reb M to customers in the US and Mexico in the second half of the year, and thereafter in the rest of the world pursuant to regulatory approvals and in line with the company’s production scale-up plan.