nonnutritive sweetener


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nonnutritive sweetener

[-no̅o̅′tritiv]
a chemical additive such as saccharin, aspartame, acesulfame, or sucralose that gives a sweet taste to foods without contributing significant calories. The sugar substitute is either not metabolized or so intensely sweet that the calorie count is negligible.
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According to the American Dietetic Association, "Consumers can safely enjoy a range of nutritive and nonnutritive sweeteners when consumed in a diet that is guided by current federal nutrition recommendations .
The guidelines also lend strong credence to the safety of sugar alcohols and nonnutritive sweeteners within Food and Drug Administration-recommended daily intake levels.
And according to the American Dietetic Association, consumers can safely enjoy a range of nutritive and nonnutritive sweeteners when consumed in a diet that is guided by current federal nutrition recommendations as well as individual health goals.
Position of the American Dietetic Association: Use of nutritive and nonnutritive sweeteners.
The nonnutritive sweeteners segment will experience major changes as Monsanto/Nutrasweet's aspartame patent expires in December 1992.