Top natural sweeteners for your healthy beverages

Here is a list of top natural sweeteners which are being used for healthy beverages. We hope it will help you to decide which sweetener to use in your new drink.

Deionized Grape Juice

Nowadays it is the most popular natural sweetener. However, currently we see a huge increase in the price which makes the products very expensive.
Grape juice is obtained from crushing and blending into a liquid. Deionizing is a process to remove ions from using an ion-exchange process.

Stevia sugar substitute

Extremely sweet herb which became a very popular sugar substitute. In Paraguay it has been used as a sweetener and flavor enhancer for centuries. Stevia was approved for use in the EU starting in early December, 2011. Honey is what the marketing industry refers to as a “functional food,” also known as a nutraceutical—a natural food that delivers a health benefit.
Additionally, new beverage brands are trying to change grape juice sweetener to stevia because of a lower pricing.


Honey has long history of human consumption, and is used in various foods and beverages as a sweetener and flavoring. Flavors of honey vary based on the nectar source, and various types and grades of honey are available.

Author - Adomas Pranevičius

Adomas Pranevicius is the co-founder and CEO of MyDrink Beverages, a premier supplier of functional ingredient solutions to beverage industry . Adomas specializes in beverage concept development, start-up beverage projects, business development and brand building. During his career he co-founded NapNock energy shot, Dragoon vitamin drink, HighVit functional vitamin drinks and Simply Umai beauty drink. He enjoys developing new beverage concepts and generating marketing ideas for them. Currently he is focusing on international expansion of MyDrink Beverages. Adomas is also writing a blog about latest beverage trends and innovations. His insights and ideas have been quoted in, Soft Drinks International, Beverage World and other media sources.