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    The Search for Sugar Substitutes

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    The Search for Sugar Substitutes

    Post by Jan1 on Tue Oct 17 2017, 16:14

    I'm sure many readers use sweeteners and possibly you have a favourite ...

    Now "as traditional sweeteners come under attack, food companies are in hot pursuit of alternatives.

    Food makers are racing to find acceptable alternatives to sugar. But it’s hard to replace a taste that so many Americans (Brits and more!) have grown to love.
    Traditional sweeteners—from sucrose, or table sugar, to high-fructose corn syrup—are an increasing concern to consumers and lawmakers, who see them as a key culprit in America’s obesity and diabetes epidemic.

    Now researchers at food giants, start-ups and universities are looking for new ways to make foods sweet without putting people’s health at risk. Some are testing out natural zero-calorie ingredients like monkfruit and South American root extracts that are so intensely sweet that they can add flavour without calories.

    Others are manipulating granules of sugar to make them taste sweeter. They’re also developing new ingredients that will block bitter taste receptors and make food seem like it has more sugar than it does."

    Read more about this here
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-search-for-sugar-substitutes-1508119742

    You may also like to see Libby at Ditch The Carbs Site : The Ultimate guide to Low carb sweeteners - it's here
    https://www.ditchthecarbs.com/low-carb-sweeteners/

    All the best Jan
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    Re: The Search for Sugar Substitutes

    Post by chris c on Wed Oct 18 2017, 00:26

    I only use sweeteners in my coffee. They seem to have stopped selling Splenda tabs everywhere local now, I tried Truvia but it tasted musty so I currently use Canderel.
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    Re: The Search for Sugar Substitutes

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Oct 19 2017, 18:30

    I do think sweeteners are such a personal taste ... what one likes others may not.

    I drink tea and coffee without sugar, have done for years ... but for those who visit and ask for sweeteners I always have some sweetex in the cupboard, just in case Exclamation

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    Re: The Search for Sugar Substitutes

    Post by chris c on Fri Oct 20 2017, 22:21

    I knew a couple who were allergic to one another's favourite sweeteners. That was fun.

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