Apura Ingredients proudly provides the food, beverage, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical industries with the most widely-used, sought-after high-intensity sweeteners. Our capability to offer a secure, stable, and quality product line to the market is just one of our many strengths. Our core products include:
Aspartame is an artificial, non-saccharide sweetener used as a sugar substitute in foods and beverages. Aspartame is approximately 200 times sweeter than sucrose (table sugar). The taste of aspartame and other artificial sweeteners differs from that of table sugar in the times of onset and how long the sweetness lasts. The sweetness of aspartame lasts longer than that of sucrose, and it is often blended with other artificial sweeteners such as acesulfame potassium to produce an overall taste more like sugar.
Sucralose is a non-nutritive sweetener. The majority of ingested sucralose is not broken down by the body, so it is non-caloric. Sucralose is about 600 times sweeter than sucrose, three times as sweet as aspartame and twice as sweet as saccharin. It is stable under heat and over a broad range of pH conditions. It can be used in baking or in products that require a longer shelf life.
The commercial success of sucralose-based products stems from its favorable comparison to other low-calorie sweeteners in terms of taste, stability, and safety.
Acesulfame potassium, also known as acesulfame K or Ace K, is a calorie-free sugar substitute (artificial sweetener). Acesulfame K is 200 times sweeter than sucrose (table sugar). Unlike aspartame, acesulfame K is stable under heat, even under moderately acidic or basic conditions, allowing it to be used as a food additive in baking, or in products that require a long shelf life.
Neotame is an artificial sweetener made by NutraSweet that is between 7,000 and 13,000 times sweeter than sucrose (table sugar). It is moderately heat-stable, extremely potent, rapidly metabolized, completely eliminated, and does not appear to accumulate in the body. Often used to intensify other high intensity sweetener blends.
Stevia is a natural is a sweetener and sugar substitute extracted from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana. The active compounds of stevia are steviol glycosides (mainly stevioside and rebaudioside), which have up to 150 times the sweetness of sugar, are heat-stable, pH-stable, and not fermentable.
MONK FRUIT (lo han guo)
The fruit extract, also referred to as monk fruit or lo han guo, is about 200 times sweeter than sugar and is a natural zero-calorie sweetener. Extracts from lo han guo have been used for many years by local populations in southern China to treat colds, sore throats and minor stomach and intestinal complaints. Today, processors extract the natural sweetener from monk fruit by crushing the fruit and infusing it with hot water.
Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that has been approved for use as a food additive in the United States and throughout much of the world. It occurs naturally in some fruit and fermented foods. Erythritol is 60–70% as sweet as sucrose (table sugar).
Xylitol is a sugar alcohol which is used as a sweetener in white crystalline powder form. Xylitol is actively beneficial for dental health by reducing cavities and helpful to remineralization in tooth enamel. It occurs naturally in low concentrations in the fibers of many fruits and vegetables, and can be extracted from various berries, oats, and mushrooms, as well as fibrous material such as corn husks and sugar cane bagasse. Xylitol is chemically pure and contains no additives, preservatives or colors. It is used in foods, chewing gum, mouthwash & toothpaste, pharmaceuticals, dietetic products, and cosmetics.