Sunshine Sugar’s Low GI Sugar has taken out the award for Excellence in Innovation at the 2018 Northern Rivers Regional Business Awards.
Mr Chris Connors, Sunshine Sugar CEO commented; “We have been working for some time with Nutrition Innovation Group, who are leaders in the field of nutrition research and sugar innovation, to produce Nucane™, a wholesome cane sugar that is rich in antioxidants with a low glycemic index.”
With increasing focus on health concerns such as obesity and diabetes around the globe, Nucane™ offers the opportunity for Sunshine Sugar to manufacture a healthier cane sugar on a scale that makes it available and affordable for consumers as well as manufacturers of foods and beverages.
Developed in Australia, this technology applies advanced production methodologies at the sugar milling stage to consistently produce a sugar that retains naturally occurring and beneficial antioxidants. Nucane™ is a 100% natural, low GI cane sugar that is more slowly digested, absorbed and metabolised – resulting in a lower and slower rise in blood glucose.
Mr Connors went on to say; “This award is acknowledgement of our commitment to the future of sugar in delivering health benefits to consumers and sustained returns to our cane growers, the NSW Sugar Industry and to the Northern Rivers. It was humbling to be competing with some of the great innovators in our Region. The Northern Rivers is blessed with people and businesses that are talented in developing our future.”
As a Regional winner, Sunshine Sugar we will now go on to compete for the State’s top honour at the NSW Business Chamber State Business Awards, culminating in the Gala Awards Dinner in Sydney on Friday 23 November, Luna Park.