Unavoo, the food technology company is working with one of its investors ED&F Man to produce the world’s first sugar free natural sweetener. In a world where obesity and diabetes are on the rise the industry that can remove sugar from popular products without a detriment to taste is an incredibly lucrative idea. Unavoo Sweetener may just be that product. Said to be prebiotic, and using only natural stevia alongside dietary fibres, Unavoo’s sweetener claims to cut down the amount of sugar in notorious products like chocolate, ice cream, jam and ketchup without affecting the end taste.
Unavoo and ED&F Man are currently in the first industrial scale phases of production with peanut butter, beverages, dairy and bakery products as well as those listed earlier due to be available to buy later this year with no added sugar.
This product could completely eliminate manufactured sweeteners and added sugars from products, which could have beneficial health results for consumers.
The idea for this product stems from Unavoo’s inventor, Yuval Maymon. Maymon used to own 50 ice cream store worldwide before being diagnosed with diabetes nine years ago. Since then his medical condition has led him to investigate sugar substitute as part of maintaining his health condition. After 700 trials the sweetener was created. The Unavoo Sweetener will have a glycaemic value of zero, which means it will be perfectly safe for people with diabetes to consume. It will also be made from all natural ingredients and will not contain any chemicals or alcoholic sugars.
The agricultural commodities merchant ED&F Man are working with Unavoo in order to create and distribute the sweetener. ED&F Man’s connection to the food production industry can provide a much need aid when trying to persuade food manufacturers to use Unavoo’s sugar replacement. This could mean the benefits of the sweetener can be felt by an even larger audience from the beginning.