Diabetes, obesity and other metabolic disorder diseases continue to be a worldwide concern with many people searching for alternative sweeteners as treatment or prevention. In Malaysia alone, 3.5 million or 17.5% of its citizens aged 18 years and above are diagnosed with diabetes.
This technology produces an all-natural, low-calorie sweetener with anti-diabetic and anti-oxidative properties designed to replace sugar, caloric or nutritive sweeteners and sugar alcohols. Extracted from different parts of the Curculigo Latifolia plant including the fruit, roots and leaves, the all-natural sweetener may be also used as an agent for treating and preventing metabolic disorder diseases such as diabetes mellitus, obesity, cardiovascular diseases and astherosclerosis.
The extracts from Curculigo Latifolia are soluble in both water and alcohol. It features a high intensity of sweetness that is more than 2000 times sweeter than sucrose on a weight basis. Other advantages of the all-natural, low-calorie sweetener include:
The sweetener has potential applications in the healthcare and food and beverage industries for people afflicted by obesity and diabetes, as well as health-conscious consumers.
Customer benefits of this alternative sweetener include: