On November 14, 2011, a Canadian company, Stevia
Life Ltd, set up in Rwanda to explore the country's opportunities in agriculture.
SGF continues to innovate from field science to food science, to develop a healthier choice for natural tasting sweeteners, and in turn provide food and beverage manufacturers with high quality stevia
extracts, and formulations needed to create nutritional and flavorful products for today's health conscious consumers.
are available in supermarkets, convenience stores and bakeries all over Cyprus.
What has been the historical and current volume trends in the stevia
Zenith predicted the global market for stevia
will reach 7,150 tons by 2017, equivalent to $578 million.
However, in the early 2000s, manufacturers began developing highly purified stevia
extracts, which they declared were safe.
In addition to its sweetness, stevia
has no calories or carbohydrates, giving it no glycemic load and making it a favorite option among those with diabetes.
We're intent on rapidly increasing the global supply of stevia
, and are enabling this through a variety of methods including biosynthesis and mechanized agriculture," says Robert Brooke, CEO of Stevia
Supply Chain Impacts C Establishes innovation at all stages of the supply chain to insure PureCircle brings the best tasting stevia
extracts to consumers.
If the rise of stevia
has been remarkable to date, the future looks even more promising with approval still pending (yet imminent) in key markets such as India and Indonesia.
Olivier du Chatelier, Cargill Business Development Manager lor Health and Nutrition Products, EMEA said: "We supply Truvia[R] stevia
leaf extract to many companies across Europe and beyond.
With the tremendous rise in obesity and diabetes on a global scale, the use of stevia
extracts in food and beverage as a natural sweetener, in combination with other natural sweeteners like sugar, can greatly reduce the caloric intake yet provide consumers with great tasting and healthier products," said Dean Francis, CEO of Sweet Green Fields, a Bellingham-based stevia