Danisco enters agreement on calorie-free sugar

by Jeff Gelski
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COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — Danisco and Nihon Starch Co. Ltd. have entered into a license agreement to exploit anhydrofructose technology developed by Copenhagen-based Danisco. Anhydrofructose is a calorie-free sugar that shows potential for use in food and non-food applications, according to Danisco. Nihon Starch Co., Kagoshima, Japan, is a starch processing and food company.

Anhydrofructose is found in edible mushrooms and seaweeds. Danisco’s anhydrofructose technology, an alternative starch processing technology, enables anhydrofructose to be produced from starch instead of glucose. Anhydrofructose may be used as a natural antioxidant in food.

The agreement with Danisco gives Nihon Starch Co. access to Danisco’s technology for use in food, food safety and non-food applications in Japan.

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