November 1, 2017

by Elaine Watson, Foodnavigator-USA

Stevia specialist Sweet Green Fields (SGF) is deploying so-called ‘intelligent tongue’ technology in its quest to identify blends of steviol glycosides and other natural ingredients (taste enhancer, modulators) that most closely match the taste profile of sugar.  »
August 22, 2017

Sweet Green Fields USA LLC (SGF), a leading integrated producer of stevia sweeteners, is celebrating its 10 years in the stevia sweetener business. In an era when many stevia sweeteners are available in the market, SGF has achieved significant growth and won industry recognition as a pioneer in both stevia cultivation and innovation.

The history of SGF dates back to 1999 when the founder Bill Francis and Sweet Aloha Farms bred and grew its own stevia varieties,  »
August 1, 2017

Sweet Green Fields (SGF), one of the largest, privately held, fully integrated global stevia ingredient companies, has achieved Non-GMO Project verification for 28 of its stevia ingredients, making it the largest producer of Non-GMO Project verified stevia ingredients.  »
June 22, 2017

by Elaine Wastson, Foodnavigator-USA

Stevia producer Sweet Green Fields (SGF) will significantly increase its production capacity this year via a new facility in China’s Zhejiang province expected to come online by the third quarter. The expansion allows a recent tie up with Tate & Lyle, which distributes SGF stevia sweeteners on a global basis. The new facility – which will meet growing demand for premium stevia products such as SGF’s new Optimizer line »
March 15, 2016

When it comes to sourcing, Sweet Green Fields says it selects its stevia plant seeds from 400 varieties and controls the quality of the raw material at inception. “In terms of growing stevia, we are moving forward in areas such as Vietnam, Kenya, Europe and Brazil, not just China and the U.S.,” Francis says. “Last summer, we launched a breakthrough stevia product, Intesse, a proprietary, [Joint Expert Committee Report of Food Additives] (JECFA) compliant non-GMO blend of steviol glycosides.  »
November 24, 2015

“Since Reb D has improved taste compared with Reb A, it commonly delivers a cleaner taste when combined with other sweeteners and non-sweeteners,” says Francis. “We are currently using Reb D to remove the bitterness/after-taste found in other steviol glycosides.”

The new patent was issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). SGF says it now has patent rights in the United States,  »
June 23, 2014

Summary: Sweet Green Fields (SGF), the leading U.S. science-based, natural sweetener innovator, announced the creation of Natrose I™ natural flavor. With approval from the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA), food and beverage companies focused on natural products can now use Natrose I to enhance flavor and improve taste and mouth-feel, while reducing overall sweetener cost. Under the management of Dr. Mel Jackson, SGF’s vice president of science,  »
March 14, 2014

As stevia and erythritol sweeteners grow in popularity, suppliers are looking at more ways they can bring cost-effective solutions to beverage manufacturers.  »!-Sweet-Green-Fields-launches-fully-compliant-organic-stevia-extracts-It-was-a-Herculean-task
January 17, 2014

Summary: It was a “Herculean task”, but the years spent developing the technology and protocols to comply with USDA organic regulations and produce commercially viable organic stevia crops have paid off, say bosses at Sweet Green Fields (SGF) after launching their first ‘fully compliant’ organic stevia product line.  »
January 2, 2013

Sweet Green Fields, a leading U.S. based global producer of stevia extracts, announced its plans to significantly expand its stevia crop in the Southeastern U.S. Based on the crop’s performance during the 2012 growing season, along with the support Sweet Green Fields has received following its introduction to the region, the company is committed to expanding its grower base and working with its partners to significantly bolster its supply of American-grown,  »