Bulk ingredients supplier Tate & Lyle has collaborated with Sweet Green Fields to deliver innovative stevia ingredients and solutions to customers worldwide.

The partnership, which will begin on the 3 April 2017, will provide customers with access to Sweet Green Fields’ line of steviol glycosides.

The range of stevia-based sweeteners will be supported by Tate & Lyle’s global network of application laboratories and scientists, to help customers accelerate product development and speed to market.

Joan Barca, president of speciality food ingredients at Tate & Lyle, said this was an exciting new partnership bringing together a collective passion for food, science and sweeteners.

“Together, we will offer customers an extensive range of stevia-based ingredients and solutions to help them meet growing global consumer demand for healthier food and beverages with natural ingredients and less sugar.

“Tate & Lyle’s broad portfolio of sweeteners, applications expertise and strong innovation pipeline, combined with Sweet Green Fields’ expertise in the science of stevia, from seed to sale, will create significant opportunities for new product innovation.”

Dean Francis, CEO at Sweet Green Fields, said they looked forward to introducing its stevia solutions to customers worldwide.