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Calorie-free plant-based sweeteners

The scope of the DOLCE program is to build a partnership for the development, and production of plant-based sweet solutions – new plant-based sweeteners and sweetness enhancers.

This program will answer the growing demand for plant-based sweet solutions from different markets and consumers wishing for healthier solutions with a pleasant taste. With this in mind, BRAIN has launched the DOLCE program together with AnalytiCon Discovery and Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients for the Food, Nutrition and Health markets.

DOLCE will give partners access to a unique set/selection of plant-based sweeteners and sweetness enhancers identified through screening of unique natural samples with a patented human tongue cell (HTC) technology for selection by partners to fulfill their needs. An additional advantage comes from sensory pre-characterization by expert taste panels enabling immediate selection, testing and formulation development of candidates.

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61 bn

The global sugar market comprises a production volume of approx. 185 million tons and added value of more than US$ 61 billion.

(Sources: USDA 2017, Finanzen.net 01/2018)

1 %

Natural sweeteners currently hold only one percent of the market.

(Sources: nutraceuticalsworld.com 2017)

€ 16.8 bn

€ 16.8 billion in health costs are incurred each year in Germany due to malnutrition, namely too much sugar, salt and fat.

(Source: Institute of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, 2015)

DOLCE:

  • is a program with the scope to build an industry partnership for the development, and production of plant-based Sweet Solutions.
  • will answer the growing demand for plant-based sweeteners and sweet taste enhancers from different markets and consumers wishing for healthier solutions with a pleasant taste.
  • was launched by BRAIN together with AnalytiCon Discovery and Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients for Food, Nutrition and Health markets.
  • will give partners access to a unique set/selection of plant-based sweeteners and sweetness enhancers plus immediate access to candidates (“SweetBox”) which are already discovered.
  • R&D work is based on patented human tongue cell (HTC) technology, also used within BRAIN’s SALT-E program for salt reduction and identification of natural products which mask bitter taste.
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