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 a sweet substance that we consume on a daily basis. However, over the last few decades the intake of sugar has become decreasingly popular due to health issues from consuming too much. Luckily, researchers have found and developed new ways to sweeten our food. Sweeteners are food additives that can be used to replace sugar. They stimulate a sense of sweetness during consumption. Your food is sweet, without having to use sugar.
Artificial and natural sweeteners
There are different categories of sweeteners. Sweeteners can be divided into nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners, but also as artificial and natural. Each sweetener has its own type of sweetness, benefits, and applications. Some sweeteners are produced synthetically, others can be found in nature. Natural sweeteners are sweeteners such as Stevia and Monk Fruit (also known as Luo Han Guo).
Stevia is subtracted from the leaves of the plant Stevia Rebaudania. Stevia is available in liquid or powder form.
Monk fruit is a small sub-tropical melon that is cultivated in the remote mountains of Southern China. The extract of the fruit is nearly 300 times sweeter than sugar and can be used as a low-calorie sweetener.
For more information, please visit the respective pages of artificial and natural sweeteners that we offer, such as Stevia powder, Stevia liquid, Sucralose, Monk Fruit, and Luo Han Guo, Erythritol, Polydextrose, Trehalose
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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. Would you like more information about our natural sweeteners or would you like to request a sample? Please do not hesitate to contact us.