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A sweetener is a food additive which adds the basic taste of sweetness to a food. Image File history File links Merge-arrows. ... Jump to: navigation, search It has been suggested that Sweetener be merged into this article or section. ... Jump to: navigation, search It has been suggested that Colorings be merged into this article or section. ... Human taste sensory organs, called taste buds or gustatory calyculi, concentrated on the upper surface of the tongue. ... Sweetness is one of the five basic tastes, and is almost universally regarded as a pleasurable experience. ...

In Commonwealth English, "sweeteners" is usually used to refer to sugar substitutes. Jump to: navigation, search It has been suggested that Sweetener be merged into this article or section. ...

Nutritive sweeteners

Sucrose is the common chemical name for table sugar. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Species Saccharum arundinaceum Saccharum bengalense Saccharum edule Saccharum officinarum Saccharum procerum Saccharum ravennae Saccharum robustum Saccharum sinense Saccharum spontaneum Sugarcane or Sugar cane (Saccharum) is a genus of between 6-37 species (depending on taxonomic interpretation) of tall grasses (family Poaceae, tribe Andropogoneae), native to warm temperate to tropical regions... A sugar alcohol (also known as a polyol, polyhydric alcohol, or polyalcohol) is a hydrogenated form of carbohydrate, whose carbonyl group (aldehyde or ketone, reducing sugar) has been reduced to a primary or secondary hydroxyl group. ... Jump to: navigation, search Honey honey comb A capped frame of honeycomb Honey is a sweet and viscous fluid produced by bees and other insects from the nectar of flowers. ... In cooking, Syrup (from the Arabian šarab via Latin siropus) is a thick, viscous liquid, containing a large amount of dissolved sugar, but showing little tendency to deposit crystals. ... A sugarshack where sap is boiled down to maple syrup. ... Sugar beet syrup is a thick, dark syrup made from sugar beets. ... Jump to: navigation, search Corn syrup, known as glucose syrup outside the United States, is a syrup made from corn starch and composed mainly of glucose. ... Golden syrup is a thick, amber-colored form of inverted sugar syrup, made in the process of refining sugar cane juice into sugar, or by treatment of a sugar solution with acid. ... Barley malt syrup is a sweetener produced from sprouted barley, containing approximately 65 percent maltose, 30 percent complex carbohydrate, 3% protein. ... Molasses or treacle is a thick, syrupy derivative of the juice of the sugarcane plant or the processing of sugar beet. ... Brown rice syrup is an extremely versatile and relatively healthy sweetener which is derived by culturing rice with enzymes to break down the starches, then straining off the liquid and cooking it until the desired consistency is reached. ...

Non-nutritive sweeteners

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Sugar substitute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2031 words)
In Commonwealth English, sugar substitutes are often referred to as "sweeteners" (to the exclusion of sugar).
This may be seen in soft drinks such as cola labeled as "diet" or "light" or "economy" which contain artificial sweeteners and often have notably different mouthfeel; or in table sugar replacements which mix maltodextrins with an intense sweetener to achieve satisfactory texture sensation.
Saccharin was the first artificial sweetener and was originally synthesized in 1879 by Remsen and Fahlberg and its sweet taste was discovered by accident.
Sugar Substitutes: Americans Opt for Sweetness and Lite (2698 words)
A tiny segment of the population is sensitive to one of the sweetener's byproducts and should restrict intake.
An early attempt to ban saccharin came in 1911 when a board of federal scientists called the artificial sweetener "an adulterant" that should not be used in foods.
Other "natural sweeteners" are available, but these are variations of table sugar and contain about the same amount of calories.
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