ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

On my quest to discover all zero-calorie products with artificial sweeteners available to you in stores, I found about 70 products

Scroll down to explore it all or, if you are short on time, make your choice below: 

Artificial Sweetener | Liquid
Explore artificial sweeteners in liquid form made with sucralose and saccharin
Aspartame
The food additive Aspartame is a high intensity sweetener that, being a protein, provides 4 Calories/g. But since it can be up to 400 times sweeter than table sugar, it is used in such small amounts that contributes few to no calories. It is approved by the FDA as a nutritive sweetener.
Saccharin
The food additive Saccharin is a salt around 200 to 700 times sweeter than table sugar. It provides no calories as it is not metabolized and is excreted in urine. It has noe effect on bood glucose. It may be combined with other sweeteners (such as glucose) or bulking agents (such as maltodextrin) in commercial tabletop sweeteners.
Sucralose
The food additive Sucralose is made from table sugar in a process that changes its configuration into a compound around 600 times sweeter with no calories.
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  • Liquid artificial sweeteners are made with sucralose or saccharin. The predominant ingredient is water. Flavors, preservatives, or both are often added to improve taste and maintain freshness. They may contain other ingredients (erythritol or maltodextrin) to mask off-flavors. Syrups contain gums to make them viscous.

  • Liquid products are used mainly for sweetening purposes and no other culinary role. They provide no volume and mass to your recipes. They work best in foods that do not require sugars for texture, shelf life, moisture retention, color and aroma.
 
 
 
 
  • Artificial sweeteners are not found in nature. Even if produced from a source material found in nature - such as sucralose, which is made from table sugar - it does not make them a natural sweetener. 

  • All of them are calorie free and hundreds of times sweeter than table sugar. Because they are used in a fraction of the weight of sugar, they are often blended with fillers or bulking agents  which gives them an overall resemblance to table sugar, making them spoonable and pourable.

  • Sugar substitutes (in liquid, granulated, powdered, sachets, cubes & tablets) with less than 5 calories per serving are labeled as calorie free, no calorie, or zero calories . Always keep in mind the size of one serving. If you are measuring cups, read this.  

  • The color code for sugar substitutes is usually yellow for sucralose, blue for aspartame, and pink for saccharin.

Which artificial sweeteners are approved for use in sugar substitutes?

 

 

Fillers and Bulking Agents

Artificial sweeteners in pure form are super sweet. Hundreds of times more than table sugar. Because they provide sweet taste with tiny volume and weight, sugar substitutes often require fillers or bulking agents so they can have an overall resemblance to table sugar. The basic idea is that something is needed to fill in that empty space.... keep reading >>>

 

Maltodextrin and glucose are the most commonly used fillers in artificial sweeteners. Others include lactose, erythritol, xylitol and tagatose.

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