PureCircle announced that it has figured out the content of protein, antioxidants, and soluble fibers in the stevia plant after a comprehensive research and development activity. The leading producer of stevia sweeteners also announced that the commercial manufacturing and sale would begin in the second half of 2019.
The company has nearly 400 patents that cover its stevia technology, out of which some are approved, and some are pending. The stevia sweetener and flavor producer utilize a considerable quantity of stevia to manufacture various ingredients and supplies them to various manufacturers operating in the food and beverage industry. The manufacturing of protein, antioxidants, and soluble fibers from stevia will help the company to use most of the stevia leaf.
Speaking about the commercialization of protein, antioxidants, and soluble fibers from stevia, Maga Malsagov, CEO of PureCircle said, “At PureCircle, we go to sleep at night and wake up in the morning thinking about stevia. All of our products are from the stevia leaf, and we strive to make each leaf work harder by unlocking everything this marvel of nature has to offer.”
He added that the company would try to utilize each stevia leaf optimally and offer the best-tasting stevia leaf sweeteners effectively to the customers. There is a high demand for natural sweeteners in the food and beverage industry. This addition to the portfolio of PureCircle will offer natural ingredients from the stevia plant.
There is an array of patents registered to PureCircle. They are the result of its research and development activities and advanced innovation with stevia. There are more than 130 approved stevia-related patents. Along with these patents, there are more than 250 pending patents and intellectual property that have stevia-related products and processes.
Many manufacturers operating across the world have focused on the development of alternative sweeteners. The demand for alternative sweeteners is rising, owing to a rise in awareness about sugar substitutes and health concerns related to weight-related issues. According to the research firm Allied Market Research, the global alternative sweeteners market is expected to reach $5.42 billion by 2025. Stevia has been prominently used by many manufacturers as a substitute for sugar to offer low-calorie food products. PureCircle is committed to developing zero- and low-calorie food and beverage products. Its recent high-quality stevia sweetener products such as Reb M and Reb D have considerably raised the demand. The firm can increase the supply of stevia sweeteners to meet the customer requirements as the number of stevia ingredients increases.