Artificial sugar is created to replace natural one. However, it can be prepared from some natural materials as plants or even sugar itself. Artificial sweeteners are rather more sweet than the plain sugar. Therefore, they are also called strong sweeteners. This type of making your food sweet is very tempting, as it seems it does not increase the quantity of calories of your dietary regimen. Those ones, who intend to cut the containing of sugar and calorie units in their dietary regimen, opt for artificial low-calorie sweeteners. Many people act like this.
It is a widespread practice to use artificial sweeteners in convenience foods, for instance, in baked goods, soft drinks, jams, jellies, powdered drink mixes, candy, puddings, canned foods, dairy products and other food stuffs.
Be aware that these sweeteners can have a special taste tincture. Just examine various artificial sweeteners by tasting and select your preferable one or combine them.
Artificial low-calorie sweeteners:
|Aspartame||Aspartame is made of components found naturally in fruits, vegetables, and meats. It is known as a nutritive sweetener. However, because it is 200 times sweeter than sugar, you can use less of it to sweeten foods and drinks.
Note: Aspartame contains phenylalanine. This is a safe ingredient for most people. However, people who have a rare disorder, known as PKU (phenylketonuria), must avoid all foods containing phenylalanine, including those made with aspartame.
|Neotame||Neotame is up about 10,000 times as sweet as sugar. It can be used alone, or combined with
other sweeteners. Because it holds up to heat, it is a good choice for baking and cooking.
|Acesulfame potassium||This artificial sweetener is about 200 times sweeter than sugar. Acesulfame potassium is usually found on a food label as "acesulfame K".|
|Sucralose||Sucralose is the main ingredient in the low-calorie sweetener, Splenda®. It is made from sugar, but is about 600 times sweeter and calorie-free. You can add sucralose to foods and drinks, and use it for baking and cooking.|
|Polyols||Polyols are sugar alcohols. They are found naturally in many fruits. Common sources of polyols include sorbitol, mannitol, and isomalt. Foods made with polyols often carry a label that reads, "Excess consumption may have a laxative effect." This means if you eat lots of foods that contain polyols, you may have bloating, gas, and diarrhea.|
|Tagatose||Tagatose is a reduced-calorie sweetener that comes from lactose, found naturally in many dairy products. It's almost as sweet as sugar, but sugar has about 3 times as many calories. Many people combine tagatose with other low-calorie sweeteners, such as aspartame or acesulfame K, which helps improve taste and texture. You might have bloating, gas, and diarrhea if you use too much tagatose.|
|Ace-K||Ace-K is a combination of an organic acid and potassium, and is 200 times sweeter than sugar. It is a popular sweetener used in low-calorie sweetener blends to create an optimal flavor profile in foods and beverages.
Ace-K is approved for use in nearly 90 countries.
Ace-K is not broken down by the body and is eliminated unchanged by the kidneys. It has no effect on serum glucose, cholesterol or triglycerides, and people with diabetes may safely include products containing ace-K in their diet.
|Saccharin||Saccharin is used safely and widely and often in combination with other sweeteners. Saccharin is 300 times sweeter than sugar, although some reports have indicated it can be up to 700 times sweeter than sugar. It is not broken down by the body and is eliminated without providing any calories. Saccharin is heat stable, therefore making it suitable for cooking and baking.|