Pharmaceutical sweeteners

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 it taste sweeter. A sweetener is a substitute for sugar. Sweeteners are added to stimulate a sense of sweetness during consumption. There are sweeteners that come from nature (for example Stevia, which is extracted from the leaves of a plant) or they are made synthetically. They can be used in food & beverages, as health & sports nutrition, and as pharmaceutical sweeteners.


Nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners

Two categories exist for sweeteners: nutritive sweeteners and non-nutritive sweeteners. Nutritive sweeteners can to some extend be digested in the body and have food energy value. Non-nutritive sweeteners are not digested by the body and they have no food energy value. Many sweeteners contain little to no calories and do not metabolise, making them suitable substitutes for sugar for diabetics.


Pharmaceutical sweeteners

A sweetener that we work with that can be used for pharmaceutical purposes is Sucralose. Sucralose is a sweetener in the category ‘non-nutritive’. It is non-caloric as the majority of ingested Sucralose is processed by the body. It is 600 times sweeter than sugar and suitable for consumption for both diabetics and non-diabetics.


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, TrehaloseErythritol and Polydextrose.


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 of Sucralose or contact us directly with questions or requests about our pharmaceutical sweeteners.

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