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Stevia is a plant from the chrysanthemum family that originates from Paraguay in South America. It has been used as a natural sweetener and flavor enhancer for many centuries. In 2008, high-purity (over 95%) Rebaudioside A, a single molecule from the stevia plant, was cleared by the FDA as GRAS (generally regarded as safe) status for use as a sweetener ingredient in beverage and food products. On a weight basis, high purity Rebaudioside A is up to 300 times sweeter than sugar, has zero calories, has a low glycemic index and is heat and pH stable.

Imperial Sugar Company combines stevia and sugar as a single ingredient through our proprietary compound crystallization technology. During this process cane sugar and stevia are interlocked to form a flavorful, shelf stable product. The result is a more consistent, uniform dispersion of sweetness and an improved sweetness profile over a simple blend of sugar and stevia.

Consumers want to reduce their sugar consumption without sacrificing the taste or quality of the food and beverage they consume. Using steviacane in the place of sugar or artificial sweeteners in your food and beverage formulation is the first step in reducing calories, improving nutritional content, and answering consumer demand for “better for you” food and beverages that still taste good.

Formulation Option

Steviacane is available in a crystallized form for ease of use in application formulation.

  • Crystallized steviacane is designed for dairy, baking and confection applications.

Advantages

Consumers love the sweet taste of sugar. In fact, this sweetness is why so many companies are switching back to sugar in their products. With steviacane you get a similar sugar profile with additional benefits such as:

  • Taste
  • Flavor profile very similar to sugar
  • Same sweet taste with less calories and less added sugar
  • 5 calories per serving vs. 15 calories for sugar
  • Gluten-Free
  • No synthetic colors, flavors, fragrances, preservatives or artificial sweeteners
  • Stevia is U.S. FDA GRAS
  • Improved nutritional profile when used at recommended amounts
  • Non-GMO cane sugar
  • OU Kosher Certified
  • Performance
  • Easy to handle, blend and dose
  • Dose is 1/2 to 1/3 weight of sugar
  • 100% soluble in water
  • Consistently sweet taste, color and aroma
  • Sugar acts as a bulking agent
  • Heat, pH and bake stable
  • None of the eight FDA listed major food allergens are stored, processed or used on site at Imperial Sugar facilities. For more information regarding allergens please visit our certifications page to request our allergen document.

Steviacane FAQs


Cost

Streamlined sourcing, logistics, packaging and distribution capabilities to ensure reliable supply at competitive prices

Applications

Steviacane is similar to sugar in terms of temperature, pH and bake stability, making it suitable for use in a wide range of applications including:

  • Dry Mixes
  • Nutrition Bars
  • Cream Centers
  • Glazes
  • Ice Cream Bars
  • Beverages
  • Cereals
  • Toppings
  • Pie And Pastry Fillings
  • Condiments
  • Baked Goods
  • Bakery Mixes
  • Syrups
  • Spray-On Applications
  • Dairy
  • Dessert Toppings
  • Candy Bars
  • Other Commercial Food Products

Packaging

Imperial Sugar Company’s Steviacane is produced and packaged in Savannah, GA. Our product is packed in 50 lb multiwall paper/poly bags and 1600 lb totes.

Storage and Handling

It is recommended that Steviacane is stored in an odor-free environment at 40 - 100 degree F and less than 50% relative humidity. Recommend usage within 48 months of manufacturing date.

Customization Available

Imperial Sugar Company’s R&D team constantly works to maximize sugar’s versatility, leverage technology advancements and develop new and great-tasting sweeteners that balance taste and nutrition. From off-the-shelf solutions to custom formulations, our R&D experts collaborate with Food Scientists and Culinary Professionals to create sucrose-based and alternative sweeteners that meet a wide variety of needs and requirements All ISC products are high-quality, OU Kosher certified and gluten-free.

Our extensive product knowledge makes formulating with our products extremely easy. For new custom product developments, we can adapt ingredient profiles and product formats to suit taste profile, texture, water activity, shelf life and bake stability requirements.

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