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Full production of a new low GI sugar is now underway with the first product to hit the retail selves soon.

The first line of the new retail product, Nucane, was produced over the weekend, according to its maker Sunshine Sugar, and is now ready to hit the shelves around the country.

Sunshine Sugar is the first processor in the world to install the technology to produce Nucane, a new type of cane sugar that is rich in antioxidants with a low glycemic index.

“The NSW sugar industry is focussed on delivering a range of new products that meet the demands of consumers and give returns to our growers, Sunshine Sugar CEO Chris Connors said.

“With a worldwide focus on health concerns such as obesity and diabetes, Nucane offers our business the opportunity to manufacture a healthier cane sugar on a scale that makes it widely available and affordable.”

Sunshine Sugar’s Low GI sugar is made using the Nucane process, which was developed in Australia.

The process, which applies advanced production methodologies at the sugar milling stage to consistently produce a sugar that retains naturally occurring and beneficial antioxidants, was created by Dr David Kannar of the Nutrition Innovation Group, this technology.

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.

Sunshine Sugar, which is the only 100% Bonsucro certified and Australian owned sugar operations in the world, said it and is proud to be an Australian company leading the way in this initiative.