EnSigns Health Care Pvt Ltd and The NutraSweet Co USA have recently launched 'Sweetos', a cattle feed sweetener in India. Sweetos has been developed with neotame, a high intensity sweetener.
Amino acids based sweetener Neotame is 8,000 to 13,000 times sweeter than sugar and is a patented product of the NutraSweet Co USA.
Ensigns is one of the leading manufacturer of Sweetos, low calorie sweeteners for the food industry. Together the two companies have launched this sweetener to be added to cattle feed.
Replace expensive molasses
Presently, molasses is used as a feed sweetener to mask the low palatable taste of certain non-conventional feed ingredients.
But, the prices of molasses have sky rocketed due to its use as a raw material in alcohol production and other chemical manufacturing industries. Besides, there are stringent regulatory measures for purchase and use of molasses.
"Sweetos is an economical substitute for molasses. Sweetos guarantees the masking of unpleasant tastes and odour and improves the palatability of feed,”said Craig Petray, CEO, The NutraSweet Company .
“This product will be economical for farmers and manufacturers of cattle feed. It can also be used in mineral mixture."
Sweetos is 20% cheaper than molasses, which costs Rs 14 per kg. While Sweetos is priced at Rs 11 per kg, which is available in both powder and liquid form.
Ensigns' has a manufacturing facility at Wagholi, where the company manufactures low calorie sweeteners for the food and beverage (F&B) industry containing sucralose.
The NutraSweet Company is looking at launching the same product in Brazil soon.