Sunwin Stevia starts production of enzyme-treated stevia extract

9-May-2014

Receives first order for 3,500kg from US company

Sunwin Stevia International, a global provider of high-quality stevia extracts, including Rebaudioside A 98 and Rebaudioside 99, is now producing enzyme-treated stevia products and has received its first order for 3,500kg from a US-based company.

Enzyme-treated stevia is said to be one of the most advanced types of steviosides produced in the world for use in the food and beverage industries.

While stevia has been growing in popularity in recent years as a natural sweetener, its applications have been limited in part because it often produces a bitter, liquorice-like aftertaste. Enzyme-treated stevia is produced by the addition of glucose to stevia extracts using a-glucosyltransferase, which can effectively decrease or eliminate the bitter aftertaste of natural stevia.

\'We are excited to add enzyme-treated stevia to our commercial product offerings making Sunwin Stevia one of a select few suppliers capable of producing this extract on a large-scale basis,\' said Dongdong Lin, CEO of Sunwin Stevia.

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\'We believe our technology is state-of-the-art and enzyme-treated stevia has the potential to vastly expand the market in the years to come. We look forward to actively marketing our enzyme-treated stevia in Europe and North America and expanding our sales in this important new product category.\'

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