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Fooditive Sweetener ® Keto-Fructose is the first of its kind: a plant-based, zero-calorie sweetener with the same taste and functionality as sugar that is produced by upcycling fruit and vegetable side streams. The ingredient is allergen and GMO-free, and non-carcinogenic. It is mainly used as a sweetening agent and sugar replacement in foods and beverages due to its good sweetening effect and zero-calorie content (in Europe and Japan, 0.2 kcal/g in the USA).
The Raw Material ; We believe that waste has many uses, and we have built this principle into our process. Fooditive Sweetener is made from natural raw materials – apple and pear side streams. We take what is considered imperfect or unappealing and transform it into an ingredient with value.
The Process; The starting point for our Sweetener begins with the extraction of fructose from apples and pears through a process of fermentation. It is then converted to 5-D-Keto-Fructose. The ingredient reaches a high level of quality through bio-refinery and purifying methods. Our patented continuous fermentation process enables us to produce the sweetener in less than 7 hours.
An increasing number of consumers are seeking products with clear nutritional labels; health issues stemming from excessive sugar intake have grown more prominent in recent years. Food manufacturers face a difficult challenge finding a suitable replacement for sugar: it must deliver the same sweetness while maintaining similar levels of cost-effectiveness and functionality. We developed a solution to this dilemma using a new natural, zero-calorie, upcycled sweetener that promises to deliver improved taste, affordability, and a range of optimal functionalities.
After three years of researching and understanding sweeteners, we have decided to submit a Novel Food application in 2022, under EU regulations. Our team and partners strongly believe in the uniqueness of the sweetener and that is why this is a major step to successfully bring this game-changer into the market.
Fooditive Sweetener is a unique sugar alternative with a clean, sweet taste, allowing food manufacturers to replace the functionalities of sugar and reduce the sugar content of their products without compromising taste. The ingredient is GMO-free because it is produced through fermentation and does not contain artificial ingredients, making it completely natural.
Fooditive Sweetener can be used in a variety of product applications from bakery products, candy and confectionary, dairy products, chocolate, ice-creams, cereal and beverages. It can even be applied in savoury recipes like sauces.
Because it does not compromise the taste profile, Fooditive Sweetener is suitable for a variety of food and beverage products, including soft drinks, sauces, dairy products, baked goods and much more. The ingredient meets the ever-increasing demand from end-consumers to reduce the sugar content in food and beverage products.
The production of the Fooditive Sweetener relies on apple and pear side streams, both of which are rich in pectin. This - in combination with our unique treatment process - produces a sweetener that gives food products structure, stability, and taste. The ingredient can be used with remarkable success as a sugar substitute and can be applied to various food and beverage products, providing bulking and texturizing properties.
Fooditive works hard to provide innovative solutions for all side streams of food and beverage production. We collaborate with companies across the food supply chain to increase their efficiency through the use of fruit and vegetable side streams which contain nutritious components with a wide range of potential commercial applications.
The methods we use for product development at Fooditive contribute to the goals of sustainable consumption and production patterns across Europe. We give value to polysaccharide-rich raw materials by supporting the consumption of plant-based food, reducing food waste, and offering healthy ingredients to the food industry.
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