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sugar substitute

Any of a group of carbohydrates (e.g., fructose, sorbitol and xylitol) which are of potential use as replacements for the usual dietary sugars—glucose and sucrose—in diabetics, as such substitutes do not require insulin for certain steps in their metabolism. However, the efficacy of sugar substitutes in reducing serum glucose is suboptimal, as the diabetic liver converts a significant portion of fructose and its metabolites into glucose.

sugar substitute

Nutrition Any of a group of carbohydrates–eg, fructose, sorbitol and xylitol, which are of potential use as replacements for the usual dietary sugars–glucose and sucrose in diabetics, as these molecules do not require insulin for certain steps in their metabolism; the efficacy of SSs in DM is less than optimal, since the diabetic liver converts a significant portion of fructose and its metabolites into glucose. See Artificial sweeteners, Aspartame, Cyclamates.
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Participants drank between 12 and 15 separate samples containing maple syrup, agave nectar and sugar, as well as various concentrations of the sugar substitutes sucralose, aspartame, acesulfameK, and rebaudiosode A (a compound found in stevia).
com/research/x3sjjn/sugar_substitute) has announced the addition of the "2013 Report on the International Sugar Substitute Market - Global Trends, Forecasts to 2018" report to their offering.
The beverage segment has dominated the demand for sugar substitutes globally, except in the APAC region, where health-care and personal care products have resulted in higher market demands.
In addition, imports of sugar blends were explicitly included in the protection system, eliminating loopholes that allowed these sugar substitutes to enter the Chilean market at a low tariff.
The explosive growth in pre-Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes has fueled the need for a better tasting sugar substitute that won't negatively impact health.
Spoonful offers versatility in a sugar substitute, along with the great taste consumers have enjoyed for nearly 20 years.
The HIS segment (non-calorific) is the fastest growing segment among all other sugar substitutes.
Seltzer added: "We remain committed to our mission of helping people with diabetes live healthier lives and are focused on the products that address their special needs, like sugar free cough & cold remedies, skin moisturizers and sugar substitutes.
Experts agree that excess weight contributes to heart disease and diabetes, not sugar substitutes.
Unlike other powdered sugar substitutes, DiabetiSweet is specially formulated as a heat-stable product specifically designed for baking and cooking.
DiabetiSweet eliminates the need for other sugar substitutes because it tastes and cooks exactly like natural sugar, with no aftertaste.
Sugar Substitutes Market by Type (HIS, LIS, HFS), Composition (Stevia, Aspartame, Cyclamate, Sucralose, Saccharin, AceK, D-Tagarose, Sorbitol, Maltitol, Xylitol, Mannitol), Application (Beverages, Food, Health & Personal Care), & by Region - Forecast to 2020' The sugar substitutes market is estimated to be valued at USD 13.