Sweet and Healthy: What’s New?

The history of Low Calorie Sweeteners

Low calorie sweeteners have a long history of safe use, which dates back to the discovery of the first sweetener, saccharin, almost 145 years ago. Over the last century, many low calorie sweeteners have been developed for use in a variety of foods and beverages worldwide.

Low calorie sweeteners are among the most thoroughly tested food ingredients in the world, with a strong body of scientific evidence and extensive research supporting their safe use in foods, beverages, and as table top sweeteners.


Back to school!

2020 has offered us many surprises, challenges and a new view on life. Adapting to changes, keeping safe, respecting the safety measures imposed by the authorities, working from home and home schooling have been our main preoccupations and have kept us busy. Following the safety measures and preparing special re-opening plans, the schools are now receiving their students back. Parents and children are flooded with mixed feelings of fear, uncertainty, but also excitement and happiness. We would like to share with you just a few ideas for healthy snacks which you and your children will love. But they are not just great for getting back to school snacks and lunch boxes, they are great for adults too and what’s more – anytime you choose. Happy kids help make happy parents!


Sugar and the weight loss battle! Part III

Our recent research has identified that there are multiple drivers for people dieting:

  • Most wanted to improve their health (53%)
  • Half (51%) wanted to feel better about themselves
  • 47% felt they were carrying too much weight.

However, there are gender differences when it comes to motivations for dieting, with more than a third of women (36%) saying they wanted to lose weight because their clothes were getting tighter, compared to over a quarter of men (27%) who cited this as an issue.


Baking is fun!

 Even 6,000 years ago when the ancient Egyptians liked to bake, initially flat bread. Over time, a few coincidences ensured that more sophisticated baking recipes evolved worldwide. The first ‘accidental’ use of yeasts is also attributed to the Egyptians, but it was not until the invention of the microscope in 1676 that it was possible to research and understand everything in more detail.

Baking is fun especially now when we spend a lot of time at home with family and kids!

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What is LCS?

All Hermesetas products are part of the low-calorie sweeteners category, also known as LCS. Scientific and health related organisations worldwide support the use of LCS for a healthier and more balanced diet, especially for people who suffer from diabetes or weight concerns. The International Sweeterners Association has put together an infographic that shows which role LCS can have in our diets.

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International Sweeteners Association

Are you interested in getting to know more about the use, role and safety of low calorie sweeteners? Then we recommend visiting the International Sweeteners Association’s (ISA) website.

The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) is a non-profit making organisation representing manufacturers and users of low calorie sweeteners. It encourages research into and enhances understanding of the role that low calorie sweeteners can play in achieving a balanced diet.