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Behind the Leaf

Welcome to our new podcast series, Behind the Leaf – a stevia podcast from Tate & Lyle, where we discuss everything about stevia: from science to application, to labeling and safety, to consumer acceptance and the marketplace. Listen to the first episode to learn about Achieving a Sugar-like Sweetness with Stevia-combined Solutions.

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Sugar Reduction Strategies: A Long-Term Approach to SCR Formulation Toolbox

Product formulators need the right mix of ingredients to hit the right taste notes while also delivering on mouthfeel and texture. In this BEHIND THE LEAF stevia podcast episode, two Tate & Lyle experts discuss innovations in sweeteners, soluble fibres and other ingredients that help product formulators strike balanced, effective solutions.


6 Jul 2022

Rank #1

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How to take advantage of today’s opportunities in educating European consumers about stevia

Listen to this BEHIND THE LEAF stevia podcast episode with host Marina Di Migueli, who will be joined by Beth Nieman Hacker, Director of Global Market Research, Tate & Lyle; and Emma Schofield, Associate Director Global Food Science, Mintel. They will discuss how ongoing consumer education around stevia can help it succeed as an ingredient in clean-label, natural and even plant-based foods.


3 Jun 2022

Rank #2

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How European consumers and the regulatory/policy framework drive sugar and calorie reduction

Listen to this BEHIND THE LEAF stevia podcast episode with host Greet Vandeputte, who will be joined by Ieva Laurie of Tate & Lyle’s nutrition team; Martina Braskova, Tate & Lyle’s Technical Service Manager, Beverage and Confectionery in Europe; and Amy Jackson, Tate & Lyle’s Technical Service Manager, Bakery in Europe. Our experts will share insights on managing sugar taxes, Nutriscore goals, and other front-of-pack labelling challenges.


25 Apr 2022

Rank #3

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Taking a Toolbox Approach to Non-Artificial Sugar Reduction

Join us for the BEHIND THE LEAF stevia podcast with host Ariane Girard-Jouette, Head of Technical Service for Beverage and Emilie Sans, Technical Service, Beverage & Confectionery of Tate & Lyle. Our experts will share formulation insights and how the right combinations of stevia ingredients can help you achieve your reduced sugar formulation goals.


31 Jan 2022

Rank #4

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Delivering on consumer’s preference for taste and clean label with natural flavouring

Achieving great taste with natural flavours? It can be done! Learn how natural flavours can provide overall flavour benefits and can be used in synergy with sweeteners to balance flavour profiles. We’ll hear from Greet, Category Manager of Tate & Lyle and Sally- Ann Krzyzaniak, Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs and  for Tate & Lyle EMEA.The sources used in this podcast are:Tate & Lyle Proprietary Research, 2020 Global Consumer Ingredient Perception Research – 14 CountriesMintel GNPDSlide 14 of 2020 TL Global Consumer Trends Driving Innovation Solutions (unclear if the exact source is Euromonitor; Tate & Lyle Proprietary Research, 2020, 14 countries, percentages are “always” or “sometimes”; or Mintel, The evolution of 'clean' in food and drink, July 2019.International Food Information Council Foundation, 2020 Food & Health Survey, April 2020.


8 Dec 2021

Rank #5

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Achieving a Sugar-Like Taste Experience with Stevia-Combined Solutions

In this episode, you'll learn how different ingredients complement stevia, and hear how formulators are combining them in innovative new ways. The sources used in this podcast are:- Tate & Lyle Proprietary Research 2020 Global Consumer Ingredient Perception Research- January 2020, France, Germany, UK- International Food Information Council Foundation, 2019 Food & Health Survey, 2019- Mintel GNPD 2015-2019, food and beverage, new product launches with one or more of following claims on pack: Suitable for Diabetic, Diet/Light, Low/No/Reduced Calorie, Low/No/Reduced Carb, Low/No/Reduced Glycemic, Low/Reduced Sugar, No Added Sugar, Sugar Free claim on pack- Tate & Lyle Sweetener Brochure


19 Aug 2021

Rank #6