Food & beverage sweetener
Van Wankum Ingredients is a full service ingredients provider for many different clients in the Food & Beverage, Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical and Health industries. We offer high quality ingredients and additives.
Our services include sampling, cost efficient logistics, quality documents and consulting. Our team of commercial, logistic, and financial experts, and food technologists share more than 30 years of professional experience worldwide and are committed to satisfying customers’ needs.
What are sweeteners?
Sugar is added in food to make a taste sweeter. Sweetener is a substitute for sugar. They are added to stimulate a sense of sweetness during consumption. There are sweeteners that come from nature (for example Stevia, which is extracted from leaves of a plant) or they are made synthetically. They can be used in food & beverages, as health & sports nutrition, and as pharmaceutical sweeteners.
Food & beverage sweeteners
Most sweeteners are suitable for use in food and beverages. They do have their own characteristics and are therefore more suitable for some food and beverages than for other. Please visit the respective pages of sweeteners that we offer to see how the different sweeteners apply to certain foods.
For more information, please visit the respective pages of artificial and natural sweeteners that we offer, such as Stevia, Sucralose, Melatonin, Yeast beta – Glucan, Luo Han Guo, Monk Fruit Extract, Trehalose, Acesulfame potassium, Aspartame, Erythritol, Quinine, Polydextrose and Vitamin B1
Nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners
There are nutritive sweeteners and non-nutritive sweeteners. Nutritive sweeteners can be, to some extend, digested by the body and therefore have food energy value, like sugar does. There are also sweeteners that are not digested by the body, the so-called non-nutritive sweeteners. This type of sweeteners has no food energy value. Many sweeteners contain little to no calories and do not metabolise, making them suitable for consumption for both diabetics and non-diabetics.
Van Wankum Ingredients
Van Wankum Ingredients is always looking for environment friendly and “green” opportunities for its products and principles. We stand for long-term relationships with our clients and high quality service. Please do not hesitate to request a sample or contact us directly with questions or requests about our sweeteners for food and beverages.