Formally known as US Niutang, NiuSource™ launched its rebranding in 2015 as a proactive strategic move to reflect the exciting changes that we underwent as a company and the major developments in our product and service offerings.
NiuSource has enjoyed significant growth, increasing our customer base and expanding our global presence. In parallel, we have enhanced and enriched our products, adding new capabilities and embracing the technological advances sweeping through the food and beverage, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries. NiuSource is an integrated supplier with a strong presence across the entire value chain, from key food and beverage and nutraceuticals Industries to pharmaceutical intermediates. Based in Chino, California, US, we operate to the highest of standards and work through a network of dedicated global sales offices and major global manufacturers.
NiuSource specializes and distributes a diverse list of food additives including the sweeteners NiuVia™ (Stevia Reb-A); NiuFruit™ (Monk Fruit); Sucralose; Aspartame, Acesulfame-K (ACE-K); Erythritol and Xylitol, as well as a multitude of vitamins and proteins. Our major markets include food and beverage, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and the animal feed industry. All our sweeteners and food ingredients that we distribute are manufactured to the highest of international standards, and audited by customers and third party certification companies.
Stevia Rebaudioside A, or Reb A as it is commonly known, is more than 200 times sweeter than sugar and is heat- and PH-stable. The legal status of stevia extracts as food additives and supplements varies from country to country. In the US, Stevia was banned in 1991 after early studies found that it might be carcinogenic; after additional studies, the FDA approved some specific glycoside extracts for use as food additives in 2008. The European Union approved Stevia additives in 2011 and, in Japan, Stevia has been widely used as a sweetener for decades. NiuSource is working with MycoTechnology on an enzymatic approach, which removes the bitter, metallic, aftertaste associated with Stevia.
Monk fruit is a small sub-tropical melon that was planted in the Southern China 800 years ago. According to legend, it is named after the Buddhist monks who first cultivated the fruit.
NiuFruit provides natural, great-tasting, zero-calorie sweetness, extracted from the monk fruit.
NiuFruit is at around 200 times sweeter than sugar and its exceptional stability means it can be used in variety of food beverage products. NiuSource is working with MycoTechnology on an enzymatic approach to improve the clean sweet taste.
Aspartame for many years has been the sweetener of choice among most of the major end users. Today it's still the largest consumed sweetener in the beverage market. Manufactured from two amino acids, it is the most tested sweetener in use today and has been given a clean bill of health by all government agencies around the world. Noted for its taste profile, we can supply aspartame in a number of different grades.
Sucralose today is quickly becoming the number one choice for users who prefer to have a portfolio of high intensity sweeteners in their food applications. Derived from sugar, sucralose is highly heat stable and can be used in baking as well as soft drinks, confectionary, dairy and pharmaceutical industries. We are proud to be supplier of choice to so many major global food and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Though our name is changing, our commitment to providing you with the highest quality products remains the same. Our new business model allows flexibility in sourcing additional products from multiple suppliers, offering expanded opportunities to support your growing needs in the global market. Our dedicated team of experienced professionals remains intent on providing you with the outstanding customer service you have come to expect from us over the past 13 years.
One of our core foundations is that we believe that quality is the benchmark by which we are judged. All our sweetener and food ingredient facilities have attained accreditation from third party auditors and many blue chip customers. All of this is overseen and managed by our dedicated quality control team.
We take pride in knowing that both our clients and customers care about our planet. We monitor that all of our clients meet our environmental requirements to ensure maximum efficiency and energy conservation. Our manufacturers invest in water treatment facilities and recycle as much waste as possible. Our manufacturers' facilities are also continuously monitored by local authorities and have to meet the strictest standards. We are pleased to say that all of our manufacturers have proudly attainted their ISO 14001 certification.
NiuSource utilises over 13 years of experience and continued success in the industry. We have a long and proud history of distributing sweeteners and food ingredients. This history has enabled us to distribute sweeteners and food ingredients of the highest quality. This history gives our customers confidence that they are working with a reliable partner. Whether it's direct from one of our sales offices or through our well established network of global agents, you can have peace of mind knowing that we care about every batch of product.