PuRefine represents a sea change to the natural sweetener category; these new, exceptionally clean-flavored sweeteners open the door to a new wave of clean-label, reduced-sugar foods.
Portland, Oregon (PRWEB)
June 26, 2017
While there are tremendous benefits to replacing sugar with high-intensity sweeteners (calorie-free sweetness is just one example), working with these ingredients can be tricky.
The flavor impact of stevia and monk fruit for instance, is powerful. To combat unpleasant off notes, product developers typically pair these sweeteners with compatible flavors to mask any hint of unpleasantness, such as stevia with cola or monk fruit with berry or citrus.
The key to the future of reduced sugar formulation? Purity.
In an effort to produce exceptionally clean-flavored, competitively priced natural sweeteners, Steviva Ingredients has implemented a new, double-purification technology that makes great advances in mitigating the aftertaste of high-intensity sweeteners – thereby removing the need for flavor masking.
Dubbed PuRefine™, the purification process is a two-stage resin column technology that uses resins from polymers that are capable of attaching to unwanted compounds in a monk fruit solution that is passed through them. This results in the removal of all aftertaste and off notes that in the past may have been reminiscent of melon rind.
In line with Steviva’s commitment to the natural sweetener category, the resin column employed in the process come from naturally occurring polymers.
“While resins column technology has been used for decades, such as in the manufacturing of fruit juices to remove bitter-tasting components, this process is the first of its kind, poised to…