QUFU, China, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunwin Stevia International, Inc. (OTCQB: SUWN, "Sunwin Stevia"), one of the top global providers of high quality stevia extracts including Rebaudioside A 98 and Rebaudioside 99, announced today that its facilities are now producing enzyme treated stevia products and the Company has received an initial purchase order for 3,500 kilograms from a U.S. based company.
Enzyme treated stevia is one of the most advanced types of steviosides produced in the world for use in the food and beverage industries. While stevia has been growing in popularity in recent years as an all natural sweetener, its applications have been limited in part because it often exhibits a bitter, licorice-like aftertaste. Enzyme treated stevia is produced by the addition of glucose to stevia extracts using a-glucosyltransferase. This new method can effectively decrease or even eliminate the bitter aftertaste of natural stevia.
"We are excited to add enzyme treated stevia to our commercial product offerings making Sunwin Stevia one of a select few suppliers capable of producing this extract on a large scale basis." commented Dongdong Lin, CEO of Sunwin Stevia. "We believe our technology is state of the art and enzyme treated stevia has the potential to vastly expand the market in the years to come. We look forward to actively marketing our enzyme treated stevia in Europe and North America and expanding our sales in this important new product category."
About Sunwin Stevia International, Inc.
Sunwin Stevia International, Inc. (OTCQB: SUWN) engages in the areas of zero calorie, all natural sweeteners (Sunwin Stevia™ Extracts). As an industry leader in agricultural processing, Sunwin Stevia has built an integrated global firm with the sourcing and production capabilities to meet the needs of consumers throughout the world. For more info about Sunwin Stevia, please visit http://www.sunwininternational.com.
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