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Tate & Lyle, a global provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries, has been recognised at the Food Ingredients Europe Awards in Frankfurt, as finalists in the Beverage Innovation of the Year category for its innovative PROMITOR® Soluble Gluco Fibre.

Tate & Lyle showcased the ingredient in the form of a Raspberry Lime Tea drink, demonstrating that sugar and calorie reduction is achievable while maintaining body and taste through the addition of fibre.

The prototype was developed by replacing sugar with Tate & Lyle’s, no-calorie, TASTEVA™ Stevia Sweetener to provide the clean sweetness and fresh taste from a natural source adding PROMITOR® Soluble Gluco Fibre to maintain the right mouth feel and increase fibre content.

Tate & Lyle’s PROMITOR® Soluble Gluco Fibre provides transparent bulking and fibre fortification as it is highly soluble and has very little colour or taste making it easy to incorporate in a wide range of products.

In 2012, PROMITOR® Soluble Gluco Fibre won the IFT Industrial Technology Achievement award, honouring outstanding development and significant advance in the application of food science and technology to food production.

This award winning ingredient is part of Tate & Lyle’s strong health and wellness portfolio which, along with other fibres such as STA-LITE® Polydextrose and PromOat® Beta Gluten, has been developed to address consumer concerns about a lack of fibre in their diets. In a consumer survey, 40% of European consumers rated fibre as an important benefit when purchasing products and 72% willing to pay extra for fibre-enriched products*.

The fibre content in PROMITOR® is also likely to appeal to health conscious consumers. Andrew Hoffman, Tate & Lyle’s Health and Wellness platform technical director said: “We are delighted to have been nominated in the Beverage Innovation category by Food Ingredients Europe.

"We work tirelessly to remain at the forefront of our industry and will continue to create market-leading, speciality ingredients like PROMITOR® to provide customers with ingredients that satisfy consumer demand for great tasting, health and wellness products.”

The FiE Excellence awards, which take place every two years, rewards the major innovations in the food industry in seven categories and are judged by a panel of 10 industry experts. The awards took place at FiE in Messe Frankfurt on Tuesday 19th November 2013.

* Harris interactive, Tate & Lyle ingredient perception study 2009

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About Tate & Lyle: 
Supported by our 160-year history of ingredient innovation, we partner with customers to provide consumers with healthier and tastier choices when they eat and drink. We are proud that millions of people around the world consume products containing our ingredients every day.

Through our expertise in sweetening, fortification, and texture, we develop ingredient solutions which reduce sugar, calories, and fat, add fibre and protein, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, snacks, soups, sauces, and dressings.

We have more than 3,500 employees working in around 57 locations across 39 countries. Science, Solutions, Society is our brand promise and how we will achieve our purpose of Transforming Lives Through the Science of Food. By living our purpose we believe we can successfully grow our business and have a positive impact on society. We live our purpose in three ways, by supporting healthy living, building thriving communities and caring for our planet.

Tate & Lyle is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TATE.L. American Depositary Receipts trade under TATYY. In the year to 31 March 2023, Tate & Lyle revenue from continuing operations totalled £1.75 billion. For more information, please visit https://www.tateandlyle.com or follow Tate & Lyle on TwitterLinkedinFacebook or YouTube