Patent application by Evolva and Cargill - Stevia Reb M
Publication of patent application for Stevia Reb M by Evolva and Cargill
The publication of the patent application for Stevia Reb M was announced by Evolva and Cargill. In the development and manufacture of fermentation sweeteners, both companies announced that the Stevia Reb M sweetener produced by fermentation has significant consumer benefits in terms of the taste of calorie-free sweeteners. The patent application (WO 2014122227) was filed on February 6, 2013.
According to the information, Rebaudioside M, which occurs in stevia leaves, accounts for less than 1% of the total stevia leaf. Extraction of Rebaudioside M (Reb M) from the Stevia leaf is not possible due to its low occurrence and high cost. Evolva and Cargill can produce this calorie-free sweetener on a larger scale through fermentation.
Michael Tietz, Managing Director of the STEVIA GROUP, commented: "I am delighted that we will now be able to produce calorie-free stevia sweeteners based on steviol glycosides that meet the taste characteristics of nutrition-conscious consumers. Beverage and food manufacturers have the opportunity to reduce the sugar content of their products and can help make the world a healthier place.
Worldwide obesity is on the rise and health and nutrition products must help stop it and have a significantly lower sugar content in the future".