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Welcome to new world of sweeteners

A journey to sweetness that starts with sugar itself. 

In 2018, Fooditive’s journey began with a dream of developing healthy and affordable ingredients for businesses in the food and beverage industry.

 

Through an extensive understanding of the importance and functionalities of sugar in food products, we proudly developed a natural sugar replacement to address the problems plaguing the sweetener industry.  

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-cariogenic. 

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). 

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THE DEVELOPMENT APPROACH 

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. 

Intensive  Research 

We have spent 11 years researching the science, taste, and functionalities behind sucrose in order to develop the sweetener.

In recreating sucrose using apple and pear side streams, we employed a unique method called reversed engineering of sucrose. 

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. 

The Applications

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.  

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.  

Our sweetener can be made from other raw materials. check out our solutions page for more. 

The functionalities 

The sweetener is extracted from apples and pears and has a clean, sweet taste similar to cane sugar with a pleasant cooling effect.

It masks bitter flavours, and it also enhances sweetness in food and beverage products. It improves bulking, texture, and storage stability of the products in which it is used.

SWEETENER COMPARISON

The sweetness is commonly measured by comparison to reference solutions of sucrose.
**Sucrose is the standard to which all other sweeteners are compared with. 

MORE THAN JUST A SWEETENER, IT'S A LIFESTYLE!

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SUSTAINABILITY  & CIRCULAR ECONOMY 

We believed that valorising side streams is the most sustainable way for the agri-food chain. That is why Fooditive Sweetener® Keto-Fructose is made exclusively from third-grade apples and pears.

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IS THIS THE SWEETENER
FOR YOU

Fooditive Sweetener ® is suitable for a wide range of uses because it is a perfect plant-based ingredient. Therefore, Fooditive responds to an ever-increasing demand to reduce the sugar content in food and beverages, such as soft drinks, dairy products, and baked goods, without losing the desired sweet taste. 

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SCIENCE APPROACH 
CRAFTED WITH LOVE 

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. 

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TEXTURE? BULKING?
OR JUST MASK BITTER TASTE?

The sweetener is extracted from apples and pears and has a clean, sweet taste similar to cane sugar with a pleasant cooling effect. It masks bitter flavours, and it also enhances sweetness in food and beverage products. 

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YOUR HEALTH
METTERS

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. 

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