Sweetness is an important attribute in a wide range of foods, from fruits and vegetables to formulated products. Even a touch of sweetness may significantly improve the appeal of food products, as most humans are innately attracted to sweet foods. While many clean label-friendly sweetening ingredients are now available in the marketplace, formulators need to understand their functionality and properties in order to adequately select the best solution for a given situation. This presentation reviewed key properties of conventional and emerging sweeteners, with particular focus on some of the properties of sweeteners considered natural by many.
Catalin Moraru, Ph.D., Group Leader, International Food Network, LLC speaking on “Emerging Natural Sweeteners” at the 2016 Clean Label Conference.