Stevia Market 2014 to 2018 Global New Research Report at

Dallas,TX (PRWEB) November 01, 2014

One major trend in the market is a rise in consumer income, especially in developing countries, making functional foods and beverages affordable for consumers.

Stevia is a plant-derived extract (called Stevia rebaudiana), which is natural and calorie free, used as a sugar substitute in food, beverages, and other applications. The plant is primarily found in South American region (native of Paraguay) and has been used since centuries in Japan, but has been commercialized worldwide only a few years back. Stevia plant contains sweet compounds called steviol glycosides and is 300 times sweeter than sugar. High purity stevia is an extract that contains 95 percent or more steviol glycoside content and has been generally approved for use in food and beverages.

Analysts forecast the Global Stevia market on the basis of revenue to grow at a CAGR of 9.36 percent over the period 2013-2018. According to the report, one of the main drivers of the market is an increase in the health-conscious population worldwide. Stevia with many medicinal properties is gaining popularity among health-conscious consumers.

Covered in this Report

This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Stevia market for the period 2014-2018. To calculate the market size, the report considers the total sales of stevia sweeteners.

Global Stevia Market 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. It covers the Global Stevia market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

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Report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Stevia Market: Cargill Inc., Merisant Co. and PureCircle Ltd.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Archer Daniels Midland, Associated British Foods, Coca-Cola, Cumberland Packaging, Danisco, DSM, Evolva Holding, Ingredion, Mulder Natural Foods, Nestl

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