Stevia Nutra to expand stevia production capacity in Cambodia

Rebecca Prescott20 Mar 2013

Stevia Nutra Corporation, an Agro-Management company focused on stevia agronomics, having just reported a successful first harvest, is developing plans to expand its production capacity of high quality stevia in Cambodia.

This ramp up in production capacity coincides with a number of positive announcements by leading food and beverage brands to increase the use of the all-natural, zero calorie sweetener ‘stevia’ in their ingredient mix.

One clear example of this trend is Coca-Cola’s recent announcement that its regular Sprite will no longer be available in the UK, to be replaced with a version that uses the sweetener stevia, and has 30% fewer calories.

The change by the world's biggest beverage maker comes in response to a government push calling on companies to address obesity. Coca-Cola already made a similar move with Sprite in France last year. Sprite is Coca-Cola's fifth most popular brand in the UK, after Coke, Diet Coke, Schweppes and Fanta.

Source: Stevia Nutra