PORTLAND, ORE. — Steviva Ingredients now offers reduced particle sizes for its entire line of powdered sweeteners. The smaller sizes should help manufacturers reduce the costs of research and development associated with creating food and beverages containing natural sweeteners.
“Having the right particle size affects food and beverage processing methods that require precision, such as tempering chocolate,” said Thom King, president and chief executive officer of Portland- based Steviva Ingredients. “We are now able to offer our customers sweeteners and custom blends in particle sizes ranging from 30 mesh to as high as 230 mesh.”
Steviva Ingredients’ new technology may customize particle shape as well.
“By being able to control not only particle size but also shape will be a game changer for those working with beverages requiring instant dissolvability, uncooked processes such as meringues and confections, as well as glazes and coatings on bars and cereals,” Mr. King said.
Steviva Ingredients, to showcase its capabilities with shapes and sizes, has introduced ErySweet+ Ultra, an ultra-fine mesh erythritol and stevia blend. Because of its tempering benefits, ErySweet+ Ultra is designed for chocolate. It folds into any cold or hot process and has heat tolerance past 250 degrees Fahrenheit (121 degrees Celsius). ErySweet+ Ultra may be used for making frostings, fillings, fondants or coatings.Reduced particle sizes also are available for other powdered Steviva Ingredients’ lines CocoSweet+, Fructevia, MonkSweet+, SteviaSweet RA98 and XeroSweet+.