Usage of Stevia in beverage and dairy will increase
The Mintel's research report that snacks, juice drinks, dairy products, carbonated soft drinks and sweets are the five most common categories of new products using stevia in 2017.
Food and beverages designed for children aged 5 to 12 are also beginning to use more stevia. Using stevia as a sweetener, you can formulate products with lower calories, the ingredients of which are healthy and natural. In 2017, the number of new products containing stevia designed for children increased by 16% compared to 2016.
Many internationally renowned companies have released new products containing stevia. Among them, Asia Pacific and Europe are the regions with the most release of new products containing stevia, followed by Latin America, North America, the Middle East and Africa.
According to industry insiders, the market for stevia is constantly evolving. Stevia is a plant sweetener used as an ingredient in certain beverages and foods. As a natural sweetener, stevia can be used in combination with other sweeteners for a variety of beverages and foods.
Food companies are increasingly demanding ingredients such as stevia because consumers are increasingly focused on health. Many countries have begun to impose sugar taxes. Some time ago, the UK passed a new sugar tax bill that would impose a fixed fee on all sugary soft drinks produced or imported into the country. According to the relevant regulations, beverage companies with more than 5 grams of sugar per 100 liters of beverages must pay a sugar tax of 0.18 pounds per liter, and more than 8 grams of beverages pay a sugar tax of 0.24 pounds. It can be seen that reducing the sugar content of the beverage has become a necessity, which will greatly promote the more application of stevia in beverages.