MycoTechnology, Nascent partner on bitter-free stevia

MycoTechnology, Nascent partner on bitter-free stevia

MycoTechnology uses mushrooms to remove the metallic aftertaste from stevia; Nascent's SoPure stevia extract will provide the base for the new technology with uninterrupted supply.

MycoTechnology, an innovative natural food technology company, announces an agreement with Nascent Health Sciences LLC to manufacture and sell MycoZyme™ processed stevia.

MycoTechnology's innovative process uses mushrooms to remove the bitter metallic lingering aftertaste from plant based sweetener stevia. Nascent's high quality SoPure™ stevia extract will provide the base for the new technology with uninterrupted supply.

Sugar and artificial sweeteners have been on a decline in recent years due to concerns around its effect on people's health. As a result, consumers are seeking zero calorie sweeteners that come from all-natural sources. However, until recently, the major challenge with formulating new products with stevia has been its unique aftertaste. Using MycoTechnology's all-natural, non-GMO and chemical free process on stevia, opens up new opportunities for product development that meets consumer demands.

"MycoTechnology's MycoZyme process is extremely exciting for us. Their ability to reduce the metallic flavor characteristics that are often associated with stevia extracts creates a big opportunity for the industry. The finished product has noticeable improvement in aftertaste and it is one of the best tasting stevia extracts I have ever tried. We are pleased to add it to our product portfolio," said Michael Chen, vice president of sales and marketing of Nascent.

"Working with one of the largest stevia suppliers is incredibly exciting. Nascent's global distribution network, manufacturing expertise and consistent supply will allow us to quickly supply the world with 100 percent natural, non-bitter stevia," said Alan Hahn, CEO and founder of MycoTechnology.

Under the agreement, Nascent has the right to incorporate MycoZyme into the extraction process at their manufacturing facility with an option to process at MycoTechnology's Denver facility. The non-bitter stevia has immediate availability worldwide.

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