When less sweet is a sweet thing – Novozymes new online calculator helps dial down the sugar


In Denmark, Novozymes offers the first online tool to support reformulation challenges and that helps dairies develop products with less sugar. This will allow dairies to meet consumer demand for healthier products and sugar taxes in Europe.

“Dairies are under increased pressure to find innovative ways of reducing the sugar in their products. Of course, that’s a task easier said than done. That’s why we created a new online calculator to estimate the potential to reduce added sugar in dairy products when using lactase,” says Dr. Craig Sherwin, Technical Service Manager at Novozymes.

Novozymes offers Saphera, an enzyme solution that boosts sweetness and allows dairies to use less sugar in their formulations, as well as production of a wide range of lactose-free products, including milk and fermented dairy products such as yogurt.

The calculator asks users to input the known lactose content of the ingredients used in a yogurt or flavored milk formula and the sucrose content of their benchmark formula with ideal sweetness. The tool then reveals how much less sucrose you could use if Saphera is used to boost the sweetness instead.