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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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This report analyzes the sugar substitutes market, in terms of region, type, application, and composition, in terms of value (USD million) and volume (KT).
Positive food industry outlook in certain countries would not only increase the sugar substitutes market demand, but also facilitate new market entries over the next six years.
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According to a recent market report: 'Sugar Substitute Market: Global Trends, Forecasts to 2018,1 in terms of volume, the sugar substitutes market is estimated to reach 16,687tonnes by 2018, growing at a CAGR of one percent.
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Cherry Pie Pastry for double crust 9-inch pie 2 16-ounce packages frozen, no-sugar-added pitted cherries 42 packets sugar substitute 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour 4 teaspoons cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 5 to 7 drops red food color Thaw cherries completely in strainer set in bowl; reserve 3/4 cup cherty juice.
As sugar substitutes are added to product formulations, the other variable Degussa examines is the masking of the bitter/metallic "off-notes" associated with aftertastes found in some artificial sweeteners.
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Some sugar substitutes, like saccharin, have no calories because they're not burned for energy in the body's cells.
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