UK-based Tate & Lyle is expanding its portfolio of reduced sugar alternatives, entering the erythritol business with its Erytesse Erythritol launch. The product has 70 % of the sweetness of sucrose, a similar temporal profile and contains zero calories.
“Consumers are increasingly switching to sugar-reduced products, so manufacturers are looking for more sweetening solutions that will help them reformulate and still deliver the taste and texture consumers will love,” says Abigail Storms, Global Head of Sweeteners. “Erytesse Erythritol has a clean taste and bulking properties that make it perfect for helping manufacturers meet this demand, and as such it strengthens our existing sweetening toolbox, as well as our overall portfolio.”
The company shares that Erythritol has a diverse range of applications, including bakery and confectionery. The product can be used alone or combined with other sweeteners like stevia and monk fruit or high-potency sweeteners like sucralose.