Stevia Season: A Sugar Substitute

The race to bring the next alternative sweetener to the U.S. market has created more than a sugar rush this autumn. With public opinion turning against high-fructose corn syrup and sugar, it's no wonder manufacturers are scrambling for options. Currently, the excitement is directed at the South American herb stevia. If I'm a manufacturer, I want to come up with something that's different, said Roberta

The race to bring the next alternative sweetener to the U.S. market has created more than a sugar rush this autumn.

With public opinion turning against high-fructose corn syrup and sugar, it's no wonder manufacturers are scrambling for options. Currently, the excitement is directed at the South American herb stevia.

“If I'm a manufacturer, I want to come up with something that's different,” said Roberta Anding, a registered dietitian in Houston, where she works with the Texans

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