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Frutarom: “Now we want really to go deeper into functional foods.

Frutarom: ‘We want to expand our functional foods business’

By Shane STARLING

Swiss-Israeli flavours and ingredients house Frutarom wants a greater slice of the global functional foods and drinks market with new investment and initiatives to tap markets like the Americas and Asia and the “sensitive” European market.

Commission releases over 300,000 MT as EU sugar price almost doubles the world price

EU releases fourth tranche of out-of-quota sugar

By Oliver Nieburg

The European Commission has released a fourth round of out-of-quota sugar for the current marketing year at reduced levies in a bid to boost EU supplies as prices soar above world levels.

'Stevia launches in beverages drove a large percentage of the over 1000 stevia launches we saw globally in 2012': PureCircle VP Jason Hecker

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Beverage launches driving stevia-sweetened product growth: PureCircle

By Mark ASTLEY

The number of stevia-sweetened products launched around the world in 2012 'nearly doubled' compared to 2011 – a figure that leading stevia manufacturer, PureCircle, attributes to a recent steady stream of naturally-sweetened beverage launches.

'Visualization' of the structure of sucralose (Picture Copyright: Christopher Chen/Flickr)

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Sucralose and stevia steal sweetening show for US beverage developer

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Stevia and sucralose are the best natural and non-natural sweeteners on the US market, according to one beverage developer, with savvy formulators able to iron out the former’s aftertaste issues.

Use of monk fruit as an all-natural, zero calorie sweetener has tripled in the past five years, according to Mintel

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Monk fruit makes headway…but still faces aftertaste issues: Mintel

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Mintel analyst Laura Jones tells BeverageDaily.com that use of monk fruit as an all-natural, zero calorie sweetener has tripled in the past five years, but says she believes it still has taste issues to overcome.

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