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LONDON, ONTARIO – June 3, 2019 Comet Bio, a manufacturer of healthy, sustainable and natural ingredients, today announced it has been named a winner of this year’s Institute of Food Technologists 2019 Innovation Award. The award recognizes the company’s Sweeterra™ syrups for being healthy and sustainable without compromising on performance or taste.  Sweeterra™ syrups are functionally equivalent to corn syrup but with less calories, lower sugar, and higher dietary fiber, allowing food manufacturers to easily strengthen the nutrition label and sustainability claims of their products.

“We’d like to thank the Institute of Food Technologists for recognizing the innovation behind our Sweeterra™ syrups,” said Comet Bio CEO Rich Troyer. “Our customers are eager for ingredients that align with consumer trends around health and sustainability without sacrificing  product taste or performance. This award validates the hard work and progress we’re making to build the future of ingredients without compromise.”

The company upcycles crops leftover after harvest - such as straw, leaves, and stalks - into high quality ingredients. The company’s Sweeterra™ syrups are a natural, functionally equivalent alternative to corn syrup giving companies a healthier sweetener option. Their Sweeterra™ 63DE syrup has less calories, lower sugar, and higher dietary fiber than traditional corn syrup, while their Sweeterra™ 95DE syrup is of the highest grade and cost competitive. The company also produces a Plant Fiber Extract which is an Arabinoxylan dietary fiber. Dietary fibers promote gut health and support a healthy metabolism. The company’s dietary fiber can be used to develop pills or powders, or as part of a sweetener blend for gummies, bars, and drinks.

Comet Bio’s upcycled ingredients are better for the planet because they reduce waste, are produced with a lower carbon footprint, and help farmers take advantage of their whole harvest. According to an independent well-to-wheel analysis, Comet Bio’s ingredients are made with over 60% less greenhouse gases than traditional corn syrup.