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‘Substitutes of Sugar’

Types of Artificial Sweeteners…Know more..

  • Artificial Sweeteners are chemicals used to sweeten foods and beverages.
  • An ideal sweetener is as sweet as or sweeter than sucrose(Table Sugar)
  • Has a pleasant after taste,
  • Is colorless,
  • Odourless,
  • Non-Toxic
  • Economically feasible.

Low calorie Sweeteners :

  1. Saaccharin
  2. Acesulfame-K
  3. Aspartame
  4. Sucrolose
  1. Saccharin is 200 to 700 times sweeter than table sugar (sucrose) and it is used..
  • As a Table top Sweetener
  • Dissolved in Liquids
  • Reduce cavities and
  • Aid weight loss
  • Maintains an attractive physical appearance.
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2. Acesulfame-K is a calorie-free sweetener found in sugar-free products.
It’s a white crystal powder with a slightly bitter after-taste.
 It is around 200 times sweeter than sugar and is used..

  • As a Table top Sweetener
  • In Dry Beverage Mixes
  • Puddings
  • Gelatin
  • Dairy Product analogs
Is Acesulfame Potassium Bad For You? - Here Is Your Answer.
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3. Aspartame is 200 time more sweeter than sucrose.  
Commonly used as a sugar substitute in foods and beverages.

  • In Soft Drinks
  • Low calorie content
  • Chewing Gums
  • Instant Coffee
  • Instant Tea
  • Enhances fruit Flavor
  • Doesn’t raise blood glucose levels.
Aspartame Side Effects: Avoid This Common Food Additive - Dr. Axe
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4. Sucrolose is 300 times more sweeter than Sucrose. And is used..

  • In Baked Goods
  • Calorie-Free
  • Doesn’t Effect Blood sugar levels
The Dangers Of Sucralose & Splenda - Kill Cliff
Is Sucralose (Splenda) Bad for You? – Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic

Non-Calorie sweetners :

  1. Cyclamate
  2. Neotame
  1. Cyclamate is 30 times more sweeter than sucrose. nd it is used in Cooking and Baking
  • Control or lose weight,
  • Manage diabetes,
  • Help prevent tooth decay
  • Balance calories 
  • Maintain an overall healthier lifestyle
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2. Neotame is 7k to 13k times more sweeter than sucrose. And is approved to be a general table-top sweetener.

  •  Stabilizes a neutral pH, which makes its use in baked foods possible.
  • Not presenting a risk to individuals with phenylketonuria
Neotame | Fingres Biotech Inc. | Ingredients Network
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Natural Sweeteners : Stevia..

Stevia is 30 times more sweeter than sucrose and is a calorie free Bio Sweetener

  • Stevia is a natural sweetener and sugar substitute derived from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana, native to Brazil and Paraguay.
  • The active compounds are steviol glycosides
  • 30 to 150 times the sweetness of sugar, are heat-stable, pH-stable, and not fermentable.
  • Stevia’s taste has a slower onset and longer duration than that of sugar
  • some of its extracts may have a bitter or licorice-like after taste at high concentrations.

Used in Choclates adn Candies and pan.

Stevia: Health benefits, facts, and safety
  • Some early research suggests that taking 1000 mg daily of stevia leaf extract might reduce blood sugar levels after eating by a small amount in people with type 2 diabetes.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Heart problems.
  • Heartburn.
  • Weight loss.
  • Water retention

An Article by Nutrition Student ‘Syeda Ruhina Raushan’

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