Layn will showcase its sweetener platforms SteviUp™ and Lovia® and exhibit TerraSweet™ at the Food Ingredients South America (FiSA) conference taking place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 21-23, 2018.
In late 2016, Brazil approved the blending of stevia with other sweeteners, and demand for these specialty ingredients is growing rapidly in the region. The Layn Lovia® platform enables advanced combinations of steviol glycosides, mocroids and flavor modulators to achieve optimally tailored solutions that meet the requirements of many unique formulations. In that context, Layn will be exhibiting Lovia at FiSA and offering cookie samples with her sweet Lovia Bakery.
“South America is an important market for us and we are seeing strong growth, particularly in Brazil. Our extensive experience and advanced portfolio of plant-based sweetener platforms and flavors enables us to offer complete and customized solutions, tailored to the unique needs of specific regions, applications and formulations,” she said. is Mary Joe Fernández, Vice President of Sales for Layn USA, Inc.
The company will introduce the SteviUp platform, which represents a market-leading innovation and leverages Layne’s deep knowledge of more than 40 steviol glycosides. The platform enables customized combinations of various exotic stego glycosides to achieve flavor profiles that cannot be achieved with conventional stevia extracts.
Layn will also introduce TerraSweet™, a stevia-based flavor modulator that enhances sweetness and improves both mouthfeel and overall flavor profile. TerraSweet™ can be used as a “natural flavor” according to the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association of America (FEMA). Layn will offer samples of a chocolate shake and a guarana-flavored soft drink, both containing TerraSweet™.
Layn will work with FiSA attendees, in booth #14-33, to determine specific formulation needs and provide guidance on optimal sweetener and flavor solutions.