Recently passed into the hands of US agribusiness Cargill, French starch derivatives company Cerestar answers rising market demand for organic ingredients with a new grade of organic glucose syrup.
The company has high hopes for the new grade - that joins the company's C*BioSweet product portfolio - targeting it in particular at Italian ice-cream producers.
"Demand in Italy for this sweetener has already out-stripped our targets - and we are expecting good take up this year across the rest of Europe too," said Mauro Riccardi, Italian food and pharma application specialist at Cerestar.
In a statement Cerestar claimed that C*BioSweet DE 60 can be used by ice cream manufacturers to overcome 'the difficulties in balancing sweetness, freezing point depression and texture'.
Certified by the Swiss organic body Bio Suisse, the product is produced at the Blattmann Cerestar plant in Wädenswil, Switzerland using organic wheat flour treated with traditional non-GMO enzymes.
Other applications for the glucose syrup include hard sweets, processed fruit and coffee whiteners.