The demand for healthier, more natural, products is on the rise and manufacturers need to adjust their production to meet this growing need. Some manufacturers won’t have an issue with this change, but others might find it almost impossible to meet this need and keep their product intact. One way a number of manufacturers are adjusting their production to give their products a more “healthier” vibe is cutting the sugar. But of course the trick to this is to find the right amount of sugar to cut without harming your product.
Some food and beverage manufacturers have found a middle ground that both keeps their product’s overall appeal and presents itself as a healthier choice; and that is alternative sweeteners. There are quite a few different alternative sweeteners to choose from, but one that is becoming more popular is Maple Syrup.
Usually when people think of Maple Syrup they instantly think of breakfast food and pancakes, but there are so many other applications for maple syrup. A variety of different food and beverage manufacturers have been using maple syrup as a more “beneficial sweetener” instead of using cane or beet sugar. Maple syrup is a natural sweetener that contains antioxidants and vitamins that many other sweeteners do not have.
Again, the issue of taste comes back into play. You might be telling yourself “this won’t work for my product, I don’t want the maple syrup flavor,” and that is a reasonable concern, but that all comes down to usage. One of the tricks to using a new ingredient is finding the perfect amount to use in your recipe to give it the perfect finished taste. Every product is different: some want that maple syrup taste and others want the natural sweetness maple syrup provides, but the common element is that maple syrup gives their product a more natural and healthier image that many consumers are looking for in their products.
American International Foods understands the crucial need to find the perfect ingredient that best suits a manufacturer’s product; that’s why we take great pride in helping our customers not only find their perfect ingredients but also find the best price and solution for these ingredients. Along with maple syrup, American International Foods offers a complete list of ingredients for food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Give us a call to see how we can help you and your company.