A&B Ingredients, a foremost developer, marketer and distributor of high-quality natural food ingredients, will exclusively represent Stevia One, producer of a natural, high-purity and -quality stevia products marketed under the Stevia One brand name, to the food and beverage industries within the United States and Canada.
Stevia One is grown in the San Martin region of Peru, the subtropics of South America and home to the plant’s natural environment. Offering ideal growing conditions in terms of precipitation, sunlight, temperature and soil, Stevia One’s environment is strengthened by the use of effective environmental and agricultural technology.
Stevia One, a new entrant into the market, produces a range of varieties of natural, non-caloric stevia sweeteners. All the leaves used in process are grown naturally and sustainably on the one of the world’s largest scale stevia plantations. Stevia One’s Peruvian plantation in Moyobamba, San Martin Region, has been certified by the Rainforest Alliance as meeting the Standards of the Sustainable Agriculture Network for the production of stevia. Stevia One uses a natural extraction process to isolate the stevia, which does not use any chemicals or solvents.
In making the announcement, Gil Bakal, A&B’s marketing director, said, “We are extremely pleased to offer Stevia One to our present and future food and beverage customers. Stevia One is dedicated to the production and processing of stevia leaves in Peru in accordance with the highest technological standards in the industry and with a predominantly strong focus on sustainability. With our initial product, a natural Reb A 97%, Stevia One has been able to achieve impeccable uniformity in quality and taste.”
According to Bakal, as a result of the company’s intensive research and local climate conditions Stevia One has been able to obtain very high yields with high steviol glycosides content. “This enables Stevia One to offer various grades of high quality, exceptionally tasting stevia at cost-competitive pricing.”
Bakal noted that A&B now has quantities of Stevia One on hand in its New Jersey facility ready for shipment to customers.