Cargill will demonstrate how the company’s ingredient solutions and technical expertise enable beverage makers to quench consumers’ thirst for better-for-you beverages at the Healthy Beverage Expo (HBE), May 29 to 31, at the Long Beach Convention Center in California.
At Cargill’s booth (#1127), visitors can sample four great-tasting beverage prototypes made with ingredients to help target a number of consumer trends, including reduced calorie, reduced sugar, joint health and balanced energy:
- Carbonated juice beverage, made with Zerose® erythritol, offers a reduced-sugar alternative to traditional sugar-sweetened juice beverages. Erythritol is a natural bulk sweetener that has zero calories, yet tastes and functions similar to sucrose.
- Lemon-lime reduced-calorie carbonated soft drink, created using a ViaTech™ stevia-based sweetener, represents a 65 percent reduction in calories as compared to a full sugar lemon-lime soft drink. The soft drink has just 13 grams of sugar per 12-ounce serving.
- Spritzers, created with Xtend® sucromalt, a slowly digestible, low-glycemic index carbohydrate sweetener that provides energy without the blood glucose peaks and valleys of traditional carbohydrate sweeteners. And, as a substitute for sugar and other nutritive sweeteners, Xtend® sucromalt may help reduce sugar on the label by 50 percent.
- Strawberry-lemonade liquid water enhancer, featuring Regenasure® glucosamine, the only vegetarian GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) glucosamine produced in the United States. This zero-calorie water enhancer delivers 750 milligrams of glucosamine per eight-ounce serving.
At the Expo, Paula Krogmann, technical services manager, Cargill, will give a presentation on applications and formulation opportunities with innovative and emerging sweeteners entitled: “Short & Sweet: Emerging and Innovative Sweeteners,” to be held at 9:45 a.m., Friday, May 30.