Enliten sweetener enters Europe
by Jeff Gelski
WESTCHESTER, ILL. — Corn Products International launched its Enliten high-intensity sweetener in Europe during Food Ingredients Europe & Natural Ingredients last month in Paris. The zero-calorie sweetener sourced from the stevia plant is 300 times sweeter than sugar and is extracted without the use of chemical modification.
Westchester-based Corn Products International in May of 2011 inaugurated a facility in Balsa Nova, Brazil, that produces Enliten. Corn Products International has an exclusive license with stevia producer Morita Kagaku Kogyo Co. Ltd. of Osaka, Japan.
“Sweetener customers rely on Corn Products’ application, culinary and sensory expertise to advance their efforts in getting new products to the shelves quicker,” said Mary Lynne Shafer, manager, business development for Corn Products International. “The unique value proposition of Enliten makes it ideal for use in virtually any food or beverage application, specifically low-calorie or clean label products.”