Ingredion announces Singapore Food Agency approves Reb M Stevia Leaf Sweetener

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Non-GMO Reb M– made from the stevia leaf – enables sugar reduction without sacrificing taste in food and beverages

 Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, announced the Singapore Food Agency added Reb M Stevia Leaf Sweetener to the list of permitted food additives.

Reb M is a non-caloric stevia sweetener that provides sweetness with a clean, sugar-like taste and enables food and beverage manufacturers to reduce sugar, without sacrificing taste. Reb M stevia leaf sweetener is a non-caloric, high-purity stevia sweetener with a clean, sugar-like taste, without the bitterness associated with some stevia sweeteners. The unique production process starts with the stevia leaf and uses a patented bioconversion process to achieve high quantities of Reb M, economically unattainable from traditional stevia extraction methods. Reb M was commercialized in 2017, achieved Non-GMO Project verification, and has been approved in many regions around the world.

“The sugar-reduction trend is reshaping the way manufacturers formulate for sweet taste globally and we are excited to expand further into the Asia-Pacific region,” said Tom Fuzer, APAC sugar reduction platform lead, Ingredion. “Ingredion is now able to support our food and beverage customers in Singapore as they work to meet consumer demand for reduced and no-sugar products made with our new, high-purity, great-tasting stevia sweetener,”

Ingredion is SweeGen, Inc.’s exclusive global distributor of Reb M and Reb D stevia leaf sweeteners. SweeGen, Inc., a nature-based sweetener company, is dedicated to the development and production of non-caloric and non-GMO sweeteners for the food, flavour and beverage industries. This collaboration enables both companies to benefit from each other’s strengths and to engage a diverse number of customers in the global food and beverage industry. Ingredion currently distributes Reb M & Reb D stevia leaf sweeteners in North America, Colombia, Peru, Australia, New Zealand and additional countries as regulatory approvals are granted.

To learn more about Ingredion’s stevia leaf sweeteners, contact Ingredion at +65 6872 6006 or