Sweetness is one of the five basic tastes perceived by humans. Of all the tastes, it is the only one universally associated with pleasure and enjoyment; among the senses, tasting sweetness is a sure-fire trigger for feelings of pleasure and contentment.

But sweetness also packs a powerful physiological punch, traditionally associated with carbohydrates such as glucose and fructose (found in honey and fruit). Such carbohydrates are full of food energy and deliver it in a concentrated burst. However, to coin an old phrase, you are what you eat, and these days we know more about the relationship between the energy in food and the effect it has on our bodies. Modern consumers are increasingly looking for food concepts that reflect healthier choices such as the quantity of energy consumed.

At Cargill, our fascination is in broadening the range of food energy options open to food manufacturers and consumers while delivering on emotional expectations of sweetness and taste.

Offering the wider sweetness options

At Cargill, we offer the broadest range of food energy options on the market. Our expertise and offering encompass everything from foundation sweeteners to polyols and high intensity sweeteners from stevia leaf extract such as Truvía® and ViaTechTM.

Optimizing and developing

Cargill’s expanded sweetness portfolio is backed by the company’s application centres offering extensive application know-how and pilot production facilities, helping you create new concepts and tailor existing formulations. Whether your challenge is a new or reformulated product, Cargill brings unmatched technical support and expertise to a partnership focused on your success.

Operating responsibly

Sustainability matters to us so we pay great attention to delivering sustainable solutions in the products we supply. We use responsible processes to manufacture our extensive range of products, which will support your sustainable processes and environmental management practices.



Some Cargill products are only approved for use in certain geographies, end uses, and/or at certain usage levels. It is the customer's responsibility to determine, for a particular geography, that (i) the Cargill product, its use and usage levels, (ii) the customer's product and its use, and (iii) any claims made about the customer's product, all comply with applicable laws and regulations.