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Analysis of the Advantages and Applications of Sweeteners

The advantages of sweeteners are mainly in five aspects

  • The chemical properties of sweeteners are stable, and they are not easily decomposed or ineffective, and the scope of application is relatively wide.

  • They do not participate in the body's metabolism. Most high-sweet substances are excreted out of the body after oral intake, do not provide energy, and are suitable for special consumer groups such as those who need to control energy and carbohydrate intake, people and the elderly.

  • The sweetness of sweeteners is higher, generally more than 50 times the sweetness of sucrose, and some even reach several hundred or several thousand times.

  • They are cheap, and the price under the same sweetness conditions is lower than that of sucrose.

  • They are not suitable substrates for oral microorganisms and will not cause dental caries.

The use of sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners are widely used in processed foods, including:

  • Soft drinks, mixed drink powders, and other beverages;

  • Baked goods;

  • Candies;

  • Puddings;

  • Canned foods;

  • Jams and jellies;

  • Dairy products;

  • Artificial sweeteners are also popular for home use. Some can even be used for baking or cooking.

Some formulas may need to be modified because, unlike sugar, artificial sweeteners do not provide volume or mass. Check the label of the artificial sweetener to see if it is suitable for home use.

Some artificial sweeteners may leave an aftertaste. Different artificial sweeteners or combinations may be more attractive.

What is the difference between artificial sweeteners and sugar?

  • Artificial sweeteners are a class of organic compounds that are widely used as synthetic or semi-synthetic substitutes for sucrose in food, beverages, medicines, and personal care products. Because most artificial sweeteners are almost not converted by the human body, they are called zero-calorie sugars.

  • For choosing beverages and foods with sweetness, those with artificial sweeteners are more friendly than those with sugar. Because the calorie of artificial sweeteners is relatively low, the impact on blood sugar levels is also minimal.

  • The intake of regular sugar leads to more and more people suffering from symptoms such as high blood sugar, high blood pressure, and diabetes. The use of artificial sweeteners was only used for diabetes patients at that time.

With the improvement of human living standards, obesity issues have received more attention, and artificial sweeteners have appeared and become more widely used. From 1950 to 1980, sweeteners and aspartame gradually appeared in people's lives. After that, new sweeteners such as sucralose, acesulfame, neotame, and NHDC have an increasing share in the consumer market. As the demand for healthier alternatives grows, the consumption of artificial sweeteners has significantly increased, making it crucial to collaborate with a reliable oligofructose supplier and Gelatin Polysaccharide provider to meet the diverse needs of the market for natural and functional sweetening solutions. 

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