Sweeteners

With the rapid growth for health awareness, sugar alternatives make looking for low to zero calorie substitutes simple. High Intensity sweeteners are commonly used as an alternative to sugar (sucrose) because they can be up to 600x’s sweeter, without the added calories. Here are some applications which high intensity sweeteners play a role.

Applications

  • Cakes, desserts, baked good, bread

  • Soft drinks, powdered drinks, flavor enhancer (liquid and powder)

  • Candy, puddings, jams & jellies

  • Protein health shakes, protein health bars

Types of Sweeteners

  • Stevia

    Stevia is a natural sweetener and sugar substitute derived from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana. It is 250-300 times as sweet as sugar.

  • Monk Fruit

    Monk Fruit is a natural high-intensity sweetener that is 100-250 times sweeter than sugar.

  • Sucralose

    Sucralose is an artificial sweetener and sugar substitute. Sucralose contains zero calories, and it is 400-600 times sweeter than sugar.

  • Ace-K

    Also known as Acesulfame K, Ace-K is an artificial sweetener which contains zero calories. Ace-K is 200 times sweeter than sugar.

  • Aspartame

    Aspartame is an artificial non-saccharide sweetener 200 times sweeter than sugar and is commonly used as a sugar substitute in foods and beverages.

  • Trehalose

    Trehalose is a nonreducing sugar formed from two glucose. It is 45 times as sweet as sugar and has high water retention capabilities. It is used in food and cosmetics.

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