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Allulose can be used to reduce or replace sugar in everything from ice cream, beverages, and yogurt to baked products.  Image © Getty Images / udra

Ingredion launches allulose for the Americas

By Stephen Daniells

Ingredient giant Ingredion has partnered with Matsutani Chemical Industry Co. to bring the rare sugar allulose to the Americas and aid sugar reduction efforts for food and beverage manufacturers.

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Colombia approves non-GMO Reb D stevia from Sweegen-Ingredion

By Stephen Daniells

The Colombian Secretary of State for Agriculture and Procurement (SEAB) has approved non-GMO Reb D sweetener derived from the stevia leaf for use as a tabletop sweetener and added to food and beverages.

Layn's Monk Fruit portfolio includes extracts, juice concentrates, and juice powders. Image  © Getty Images / chengyuzheng

Layn has high hopes for monk fruit for sugar reduction across LATAM

By Stephen Daniells

As consumers across LATAM increasingly seek out low- or no-sugar alternatives to their favorite food and beverages, Layn is excited by the potential of the region and expects to introduce new sweeteners as and when regulatory approval is attained.