Batory Sweetener Solutions, a sweetener-focused business unit of Batory Foods dedicated to sugar reduction and novel sugar alternatives, inked an agreement with NutraEx Food Inc. to distribute the SugarLike line of products.

Moving forward, the sweeteners portfolio will be added to Batory Sweetener Solutions’ array of food ingredients. 

As consumers continue to prioritize health and nutrition, SugarLike products provide validated sugar reduction while meeting the high expectations of taste and sweetness for a variety of applications, including bakery, confectionary, dairy, supplements and tabletop, as well as beverages such as juices, milks and milk alternatives, and carbonated drinks, stated Batory. 

NutraEx’s SugarLike products are designed to be “plug and play,” providing everything formulators need to nimbly substitute conventional sugars for less caloric sweeteners. In doing so, the series delivers 100% sugar replacement or sugar reduction with all-natural, non-gmo, plant-based ingredients without compromising on taste. Notably, SugarLike sweeteners significantly mitigate off-taste and lingering often found in natural sweeteners, delivering a cleaner taste. Helpfully, the line’s zero glycemic index prevents blood sugar spikes, making it an attractive option for active children and people with diabetes, Batory added in a statement.

“Batory Sweetener Solutions is eager to support customers in making a meaningful impact on healthier food and beverage products through more and better-tasting lower-sugar options,” said Jessica Zielinski, vice president and general manager for Batory Sweetener Solutions. “Adding the SugarLike series as a prominent product offering brings our customers even more ingredient diversity and formulation choices as they develop healthier, lower-calorie foods and beverages for their targeted consumers base.”

“We are making the world a better place with healthy sweets,” added Lily Zou, founder & CEO of NutraEx Food Inc. “Consumers can reduce the sugar in their food or beverages, and still enjoy fabulous sweet taste. These embedded sweeteners are made with a patented process that precisely formulates the natural, plant based ingredients to meet food and beverage demanding requirements.”