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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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The first and the second trains of sweetening at the SP13 refinery are currently supplying 25 tonnes per hour of 20% hydrogen sulfide to the sulfur recovery unit of the refinery so that an important environmentally friendly section of a refining project would come on-stream with the completion of sweetening trains and the refinery's readiness to receive offshore rich gas.
The project will entail the construction of a new acid gas removal unit, amine sweetening plant, supply and installation of compressors, seawater cooling system, dehydration unit and flare gas system.
He said two more sweetening units are also in final stages of overhaul and by November, overhaul of all eight sweetening units of the company will be complete.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The third gas sweetening train of South Pars' phase 19 refinery is ready for startup after several tests and pre-startup procedures.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The first phase of sweetening operations at the gas treatment facilities of South Pars gas field phases 15 and 16 will be launched in the near future, Head of Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) Mohammad Reza Zahiri said.