sugar substitute

(redirected from Artifical sweeteners)
Also found in: Medical.

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.
..... Click the link for more information.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
The four veganfriendly lattes include cacao maca magic, turmeric gold, majestic matcha chai and ginger joy and contain no added sugar or artifical sweeteners.
A partial exception is diabetic ice cream, whose packs stipulate the substitution of sugar with artifical sweeteners. Such products are scarce in retail stores, but are very popular in catering outlets - especially in hospitals.