Keto-fructose sweetener could offer as a sustainable alternative to sugar

Published: 17-Jun-2024

The sweetening solution can effectively replace sugar in taste, whilst also offering manufacturers options when crafting sugar-free formulations

Fooditive Group, a Dutch plant-based ingredients manufacturer, has debuted its new plant-based sweetener, Keto-Fructose. 

This sugar alternative is currently undergoing FDA GRAS assessment, and aims to reduce the reliance on sugar in the functional food and beverage markets. 

Reducing sugar, not sweetness

Keto-Fructose offers extraordinary sweetness while preserving all the vital functionalities of sugar. 

This breakthrough enables food and beverage manufacturers to craft sugar-free products that consumers will love; without compromising on taste, texture or shelf-life.
Derived from apples and pears through an exclusive fermentation process, keto-fructose replaces sugar in a diverse array of applications — including chocolate, baked goods, fruit fillings, glazes and beverages. 

The sweetener closely mimics the flavour profile of sugar, making it an ideal replacement for reducing sugar content without losing the beloved taste consumers crave.

Sustainable manufacturing

By utilising waste side-streams from apple and pear processing to produce the sweetener, Fooditive enhances a circular economy, minimises environmental impact and ensures an affordable, accessible product for manufacturers and consumers alike.

CEO of Fooditive, Moayad Abushokhedim said: “Fooditive understands the challenges associated with replacing sugar, and we recognise that the effectiveness of a sugar alternative is not solely measured by taste. This is why our Keto-Fructose sweetener goes beyond replicating the beloved sweetness of sugar. Its additional functionality enables seamless use in applications and reflects our dedication to meeting the real needs of food manufacturers with forward-thinking solutions.”


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