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Stevia on the rise as alternative sweetener


October 17, 2008
By FoodBusinessNews.net

Oct. 16, 2008, New York — According to
researcher Packaged Facts, stevia-based products are expected to grow
considerably in coming years as the sweetener industry looks for
natural alternatives low in calories.

Oct. 16, 2008, New York — According to
researcher Packaged Facts, stevia-based products are expected to grow
considerably in coming years as the sweetener industry looks for
natural alternatives low in calories.

"Various health, consumer and market trends will affect the
sweetener market," said Tatjana Meerman, publisher of Packaged Facts.
"A focus on low-glycemic-index foods supports growth for high-intensity
non-nutritive sweeteners; concerns about health effects of
high-fructose corn syrup may slow its sales as marketers switch to
alternatives; continued trending toward natural ingredients will drive
growth for natural and organic sugar and sweeteners." | FULL STORY