Peruvian plant syrup with promise to replace sugar

Robinson, Nicholas
March 2014
Food Manufacture;Mar2014, Vol. 89 Issue 3, p24
Trade Publication
The article reports on the novel foods application filed by wholefoods brand Alara to the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes (ACNFP) of Great Britain for a saccharide-rich syrup from Yacon plants which is said to be an alternative to sugar. It mentions the plan of Alara to expand its Yacon production and the projected jobs creation if the company's application is approved. The plan of the European Commission (EC) to review the system of novel foods authorization is mentioned.


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