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What are sweetening agents?

Sweetening Agents. Substances that sweeten food, beverages, medications, etc., such as sugar, saccharine or other low-calorie synthetic products. ( From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)

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Similarly, you may ask, what are the artificial sweetening agents?

Chemicals that sweeten food are called artificial sweetening agents. They do not add calories to our body. They do not harm our body. Examples include aspartame, saccharin, sucrolose and alitame.

Also, is sucrose an artificial sweetener? Sucrose is a naturally occurring sugar, commonly known as table sugar. Sucralose, on the other hand, is an artificial sweetener, produced in a lab. Sucralose, like Splenda, is trichlorosucrose, so the chemical structures of the two sweeteners are related, but not identical.

In this manner, how do you measure sweetening?

Taste panelists are often trained to quantitate sweetness on a 15 cm line scale, for convenience, using 2-15% sucrose solutions as references. Other sweeteners are then tasted at a series of dilutions to determine the concentration that is as sweet as a given percent sucrose reference.

What sweetening additives are presently used and why?

- In the marketing concerns for artificial sweeteners have no cost concerns with sucralose but one of the most common carbohydrates sweeteners is high fructose corn syrup(HFCS) because fructose is much sweeter than quantity is needed to produce the same sweetness as sugar. The soft drink industry mainly uses HFCS.

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