Allulose Emerges as an Alternative Sweetener

01 Sep 2016 ---  With the market now opening up for allulose in the US, Yuma Tani, Deputy Research & Development Manager at Matsutani Chemical Industry Co. Ltd., also expects that the company will be manufacturing in the US soon.

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Allulose and stevia surge as stalwart high-intensity sweetener growth lags, says Rabobank report

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Stevia leaf marketing intensifies amid North and Latin American NPD boom

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Amyris gains GRAS green light on sugarcane-derived zero-calorie ingredient

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