sugar substitute

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sugar substitute:

see sweetener, artificialsweetener, artificial,
substance used as a low-calorie sugar substitute. Saccharin, cyclamates, and aspartame have been the most commonly used artificial sweeteners. Saccharin, a coal-tar derivative three hundred times as sweet as sugar, was discovered in 1879.
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Alternative Sweetener s: Third Edition, Revised and Expanded.
Sweet Green Fields, known in the alternative sweetener industry for its plant research and agriculture practices, has stevia crops in the state of California, as well as globally.
"Growing Stevia for Market" is a guide for those who want to embrace the stevia plant, an alternative sweetener that is low glycemic and can be grown in a versatile array of locations.
During the sugar rationing of World War II, Americans needed an alternative sweetener, and honey filled that void, Fallon said.
To make its brand new No Sugar Added line, Ben & Jerry's has turned to today's alternative sweetener of choice, Splenda.
Expecting that beet and cane sugar will remain much cheaper than xylitol made from the xylose in corn fiber, Leathers envisions that the future of the alternative sweetener lies in niche markets.
It is difficult to know how much more time and effort will be required for stevia to achieve the kind of alternative sweetener status in the US that it has been accorded in other countries.
It's green, sweeter than sugar and--if its producers have their way--could soon make a major leap into the alternative sweetener industry expected to draw more than $1 billion in nationwide demand by 2015.
This healthy alternative sweetener is low-glycemic and rich in nutrients.
Emma Marvin, director of marketing for Butternut Mountain Farm Morrisville Vt, says that pure maple syrup could be doing much better among consumers as an alternative sweetener. One issue potentially hurting the category is that many people link pure maple syrup to maple-flavored pancake and waffle syrups which are chock full of sugar and (usually) high-fructose corn syrup.

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