sugar substitute

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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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"Sucrose remains nearly impossible to fully mimic, and no one alternative sweetener provides a magic bullet.
"The alternative sweetener market has been a crowded space for some time now.
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With health benefits and a distinct flavor, pure maple syrup is poised for growth as an alternative sweetener.
"Just as every consumer has different tastes, it's impossible to ensure that every food using an alternative sweetener will be able to work taste-wise.
be afraid to go beyond granular; consider offering store brand alternative sweetener liquid concentrates.
Don't be afraid to go beyond granular; consider offering store brand alternative sweetener liquid concentrates.

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