Low-calorie foods and beverages provide consumers with many benefits, both psychological and physiological. Health professionals and consumers believe low-calorie products, including low-calorie sweeteners, are effective for the following purposes: weight maintenance, weight reduction, management of diabetes, reduction of dental caries and reduction in the risks associated with obesity.

Low- and reduced-calorie ingredients offer consumers healthy alternatives and a greater variety of products from which to choose. These ingredients can be found in chewing gum, candies, ice cream, baked goods, fruit spreads and canned fruits, fillings and frostings, beverages, yogurt and tabletop sweeteners. They are also used in toothpastes, mouthwashes and pharmaceutical products such as cough syrups and throat lozenges.

 

Summary of “Fructose replacement of glucose or sucrose...

For your information, an article entitled “Fructose replacement of glucose or sucrose in food or beverages lowers postprandial glucose and insulin without raising triglycerides: a systematic review and meta-analysis” by Evans et al. was recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In the present study, Evans et al....

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Spicy Candied Nuts

Makes 18 Servings Ingredients 1 egg white 1 tablespoon water 1/2 pound shelled walnut halves 1/2 pound shelled almonds 1/4 cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1 pinch Pinch of ground red...

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Penuche Candy Squares Recipe

Makes 16 Servings Ingredients 3/4 cup SPLENDA® Sugar Blend 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/3 cup half and half 1/3 cup 2% reduced-fat milk 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup chopped pecans   Directions Grease an 8- x 8-inch pan with vegetable cooking spray. Butter sides...

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Chocolate Toffee Bars Recipe

Makes 30 servings Ingredients 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend, firmly packed 1 egg yolk 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend, firmly packed 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1/2 cup evaporated milk 1 1/2...

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Study Summary of “Adverse effects of fructose on...

For your information, a study entitled “Adverse effects of fructose on cardiometabolic risk factors and hepatic lipid metabolism in subjects with abdominal obesity” was recently published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. The purpose of this study by Taskinen et al. was to determine the effects of fructose on liver...

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Stevia: Sweetening the Past, Present and Future

 Stevia has an interesting history beginning with its discovery more than 200 years ago.  It is thought that the indigenous people of Paraguay used the leaves of the stevia plant for its sweet taste.  They would also use it in their beverages and some medicines. Later, Swiss botanist Moises Santiago...

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