All-Natural, Low-Calorie Sweetener from Curculigo Latifolia Extracts

Technology Overview

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.



Technology Features & Specifications

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:

  • Being an alternative for diabetes treatment
  • High-intensity sweetener
  • Contains anti-oxidative properties


Potential Applications

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

Customer benefits of this alternative sweetener include:

  • All-natural from the Carculigo Latifolia plant
  • Low calorie
  • Intensity greater than sucrose
  • Anti-oxidant properties

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