Minneapolis-based Cargill recently announced the introduction of its new ViaTech line of stevia-based sweeteners, which enable food and beverage manufacturers to achieve optimal sweetness and significant sugar reduction.

Part of what makes the portfolio unique is its use of the company’s proprietary taste prediction model, which leads to clean sweetness in even some of the most difficult-to-perfect zero-calorie and reduced-calorie food and beverage formulations.

Stevia sweeteners continue to drive growth and innovation in the food and beverage industry, with more new beverage launches using stevia sweeteners than any other high potency sweetener, according to the company. With the new line, the company builds upon previous stevia-based sweetener technologies by improving taste performance at high usage levels.