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Stevia sweetened Pepsi NEXT hits Australia in cola first

By Ben Bouckley

Pepsi NEXT has been launched in Australia, but intriguingly the drink has been formulated with stevia for this market to achieve a 30% sugar reduction, rather than the 60% effected with other sweeteners in the US.

Al Ain Dairy claims first UAE juice launch with stevia

Al Ain Dairy claims first UAE juice launch with stevia

By Ben Bouckley

The United Arab Emirates’ largest dairy and juice producer Al Ain Dairy tells BeverageDaily.com it is the first company in the region to introduce stevia into juices produced in the country.

Senomyx announces dual-purpose sweetness enhancer for HFCS and sucrose

Senomyx announces dual-purpose sweetness enhancer for HFCS and sucrose

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

San Diego-based flavor firm Senomyx has discovered a new taste modifier ingredient that can enhance the sweet flavor of both high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and sucrose, allowing food manufacturers to use less of either sweetener in formulations.

Del Monte says yes to stevia drinks

Del Monte says yes to stevia drinks

By Rod Addy

Del Monte has launched a Naturally Light low calorie range in the UK using stevia as a sweetener, containing only half the sugar and calories of standard fruit juice and juice drinks.

Mining the stevia leaf: ‘Reb A purity is the old way of thinking’

Mining the stevia leaf: ‘Reb A purity is the old way of thinking’

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Combining different sweet components from the stevia leaf – in a similar way to combining artificial sweeteners – may be the next step toward improving the flavor of stevia-sweetened products, says PureCircle’s vp of global marketing and innovation Jason...

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