With more people being conscious of their calorie and carbohydrate intake, it is important for the food service industry to provide healthy food choices. Sugar-free and sugar alternative products continue to grow in popularity and are an important part of the food category. Dietary Syrups now represent 11.5% of the Pancake Syrup Category.
Diabetes affects 25.8 million people in the United States. That represents 8.3% of the population. For those with Diabetes, restaurants and hotels providing sugar free options is a determining factor in where they choose to patron. Healthcare providers must also provide sugar free options as part of their dietary menu options.