Natural  sweeteners

Sugars occur naturally in many plants and the most common sweeteners are produced by processing these plants.

We produce two types of natural sweteners on our farms; sugar beets and stevia.

Stevia


PERU

Stevia is a naturally sweet herb, a healthy, calorie-free alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners. It is consumed as dry leaf or extracts (steviosides), the most common extract is called Rebaudioside A.

Our stevia production in Peru is 100% natural. We only use organic pest control based on garlic and citric extracts with no chemical components. We also release beneficial insects that are bred on our farm. Weeds are controlled by hand.

Our average chemical leaf concentration is 13% Steviol Glycosides (TSG) and 83% Rebaudioside A. Both figures are well above the average market requirement.

We harvest stevia year round and sell it to markets in Latin America and Europe.

 

Sugar beets


LITHUANIA

Cultivated for centuries, sugar beets account for almost all sugar production in Europe. It is the most important plant for natural sugar production after sugar canes.

In the plant's first year it forms a large root that can weigh up to 2 kg and contain high levels of sucrose. After harvest, the roots are processed to obtain fine-grain, refined white sugar.

Our farm in Lithuania, with its temperate climate, rich soils and regular precipitation, provides the ideal growing conditions for sugar beets.