AHD International Stevia Extract Offering Sweetens the Deal

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AHD and Maruzan have partnered up to supply North America with a low-carb, no-sugar alternative.

In order to meet growing demand for natural sweetener extracts, AHD International has partnered with Maruzen Pharmaceutical, a raw material supplier headquartered in Tokyo and backed by more than 45 years of superior sourcing, manufacturing expertise and quality assurance testing, to bring this stevia extract to the U.S. market. The Atlanta-based natural ingredient distributor AHD International now offers a high-quality, Japanese-sourced stevia extract for use in beverages, yogurts and other food snacks.

AHD International president John Alkire noted "We are confident moving forward with this natural sweetener that offers an appealing choice as a low-carbohydrate, no-sugar alternative. With the FDA's 2008 approval of stevia-based extracts for use in a variety of finished goods we feel this is the perfect time and product for the market. Maruzen's long-time commitment to research and bringing superior ingredients to market, when partnered with AHD International's competitive price points, make this Japanese-sourced offering a welcome addition to North American finished good manufacturers."

AHD's Japanese stevia extract is standardized to 95 percent Rebaudioside A and is more than 250 times sweeter than sugar. This all-natural, low-calorie sugar substitute boasts high solubility and stability.    

About AHD International:
AHD International is a major supplier of the highest quality new-to-market nutraceutical ingredients and functional food products to manufacturers, wholesalers and food companies worldwide. AHD's triple-check system ensures that products are evaluated for natural purity, consistency and exceptional quality. For more information on AHD's wholesale nutraceutical and functional food ingredients call 404-233-4022 or visit http://www.ahdintl.com.

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