Our Big Country organic sugar is made from 100% certified organic sugar cane. It is a first crystallization sugar, which means the cane is harvested, the juice is extracted, any field impurities are removed and it is crystallized. Because it is far less processed than traditional sugars, it retains a natural blonde color and a delicious natural taste.
Organic Cane Syrup (Medium Invert)
Organic Cane Syrup is a liquid invert that provides the manufacturer with an easy-to-handle alternative to granulated sugars. It is naturally inverted and is monitored consistently for high standards. Using Organic Cane Syrup saves the manufacturer time and money by eliminating the need to dissolve granulated sugars.
Organic Powdered Sugar
Our organic powdered sugar is made from 100% certified organic sugar cane. Organic sugar is simply ground down until it becomes a fine, fluffy powder. A touch of organic tapioca is added to prevent clumping. A majority of refined powdered sugars can have an overpowering and almost chalk-like sweetness. We prefer to let the natural flavors shine and our organic powdered sugar does just that - it retains a hint of the cane’s natural molasses essence, giving it a delicate, velvety, and pure rounded flavor.
Organic Whole Cane Sugar
Organic Whole Cane Sugar is made from 100% certified organic sugar cane. It is minimally processed to result in the most natural and delicious cane sweetener available. After the sugar cane is harvested, it is pressed to squeeze out the cane juice. The juice is clarified, filtered and evaporated to remove excess water. The resulting syrup is then crystallized, which is rich with molasses flavor and the vitamins, minerals, and trace elements naturally found in the sugarcane plant.
Organic Brown Sugar
Organic Brown Sugar is a light-colored soft brown sugar with a mild cane molasses flavor. This soft brown sugar provides color, pleasing caramel flavors and increased moisture retention and shelf life for numerous products. We have both Organic Lite Brown and Organic Dark Brown Sugar available.
Organic Coconut Palm Sugar
Organic Coconut Palm Sugar is made of sugary sap from the coconut flower buds dripping after being minimally cut. The sugar is traditionally processed by evaporating the sap. The overall outcome of the sugary sap will appear as a light golden brown color after the granulation process.
Organic Lite Molasses
Organic Lite Molasses is a sweetener with mild flavor and aroma of premium organic molasses. It can be used as a basic ingredient in foods for color, flavor and texture. Organic Lite Molasses is made from certified organic sugar cane that is grown on farms employing sustainable agricultural growing practices.
Organic Blackstrap Molasses
Organic Blackstrap Molasses is made near the end of the sugar process, which is why it’s the most nutritious and full-flavored molasses, rich in nutrients like iron, potassium and calcium. Our molasses is unsulphured and processed under strict organic standards without synthetic chemicals.
ORGANIC TAPIOCA SYRUP
Our Tapioca Syrup is made from Organic Tapioca Starch. Its low protein and mineral contents make it ideal for applications requiring high purity.
DE VALUES AVAILABLE:
- 26 DE
- 43 DE
- 63 DE
Contact us today to learn more about which DE value is right for your application!
Gillco is the exclusive distributor for Big Country Foods® in North America.
Sucanat is a granulated blend of the two sweeteners that typical sugar processing separates – sugar and molasses. Sucanat has a hint of molasses taste and is light brown in color. It has a higher nutritional level and lower sucrose level than traditional refined sugars. Sucanat is a granule, not a crystal, which has functional qualities desired by manufacturers: instantly soluble, free-flowing for efficient handling, homogeneous blending with other ingredients and low moisture content.
Demerara is a golden colored sugar with large crystals and a rich aroma. Because of its sparkling appearance and its crunchy texture, Demerara is a perfect topping on muffins, cookies, cakes and other desserts. Demerara also makes excellent meat glazes. Traditionally, Demerara has been used as a luxury coffee sweetener in Europe – its delicious flavor adds a unique flavor profile to fine coffees.
Erythritol is the only all-natural, non-caloric alternative to sugar. It is non-GMO project verified and shares a place with sugar as a sweetener that is made from a natural source. Erythritol is currently used as a bulk sweetener in reduced calorie foods. It is also known as a polyol or sugar alcohol, and is a white crystalline powder that is odorless, with a clean sweet taste similar to sucrose.
Main Application Areas:
- Sauces and condiments
- Ice Cream
- Natural Energy Drinks
- Protein Powders
- Sugar Free Candies
Xylitol is a naturally-occurring 5-carbon polyol sweetener with half the calories of sugar while keeping the same sweetness of sugar. It is manufactured by Danisco using renewable sources such as birch wood.
Xylitol is the sweetest of all the polyols. It is as sweet as sucrose, has no after-taste, has 40% less calories than sugar and is safe for diabetics. In crystalline applications, it provides a pleasant, natural cooling effect, greater than that of any other polyol. It is the only sweetener to show both passive and active anti-caries effects.
Benefits of Xylitol:
- Unique dental benefits
Isomalt is a hygroscopic, non-GM sugar substitute. It is available in two forms: granular and powder. Granular is often used in hard candies and lozenges while powdered is most commonly used in bakery related applications.
- Medicated confection (candies and lozenges)
- Sugar free chewing gum
- Tablets and capsules
- Coating of tablets
- Frosting and icing
STEVIA LEAF EXTRACT
With sugar reduction trending now more than ever, Gillco is your go-to partner for Cargill’s Stevia Leaf Extract. Stevia Leaf Extract is a natural, zero-calorie sweetener. Cargill’s product line offerings are comprised of the best tasting steviol glycocides (the sweet components in the leaves). Even better news, they’ve developed new products with little to no aftertaste!
Contact us today to learn more about which brand is best for your application!
Trehalose offers a unique functionality in a wide range of beverage and food applications. While the benefits are vast, it is most well regarded for its efficacy in extending the quality and freshness of a product during its intended shelf life. Developed in Japan, this naturally occurring, multi-functional disaccharide is held to the highest of quality standards and has a proven safety history in consumable products.
Characteristics of Trehalose
- Flavor Enhancer
- Super Humectant
- Double-Action Masking
- Robust Bio-Protectant
- Approved as Non-GMO, Kosher, and Halal
- Global approval for use in food, including GRAS status in US
- Compatible with other ingredients
- Can be added to existing formulations for performance benefits
- Easy-to-use free-flowing powder with high solubility and rapid dispersion
- One ingredient with multiple benefits: enhances flavors, retains moisture, increases stability
- Bakery – Improved appearance, freshness, stability
- Beverage – masking off-notes
- Crackers and Snacks – unique, crunch and crispy textures
- Desserts - Smoother mouth-feel and enhanced fruit flavor
- Frozen foods
- Processed meats/frozen foods – sodium reduction
- Asian specialty – maintains moisture levels and improves texture