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Chapter 7: Special Topics

Sweeteners: Alternative
Pages 87-94
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1094/189112711X.007
ISBN: 1-891127-11-X


Topics Covered

  • Product Development
    • Reduced-Sugar and Reduced-Calorie Foods
    • Dental Caries
    • Diabetes
  • Nutrition Labeling and Nutrient Content Claims
    • Nutrition Labeling
    • Nutrient Content Claims
    • Other Label Information
  • Bulking Agents
    • Gastrointestinal Problems
    • Forms of Bulking Agents

Introduction to Chapter

Foods containing alternative sweeteners are developed and marketed to meet the needs of specific consumer groups, e.g., those who wish to lower their caloric intake by decreasing the amount of sugars they consume and those who wish to lower their risk of dental caries. Diabetics are also concerned about sugar levels in foods. While a final product may meet the needs of all of these consumers, it is important that the product developer understand the factors behind each of these consumer needs.