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.

 

Cranberry-Orange Sauce

Makes 6 Servings Ingredients 1 teaspoon arrowroot or cornstarch 1 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated 1/2 cup water 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries 1 medium orange, peeled, seeded and diced Directions Combine the arrowroot (or cornstarch), SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener and water in a medium saucepan, stirring until SPLENDA®...

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Cucumber and Onion Salad

Makes 6 Servings Ingredients 2 1/2 cups thinly sliced unpeeled cucumbers 1/2 cup thinly sliced onions 1/3 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated 1/3 cup white vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper Directions Place cucumbers and onions in a non-metallic, medium-sized bowl. Combine remaining ingredients in a small...

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Berrilicious Salsa

Makes 12 Servings Ingredients 1 cup fresh raspberries, cut into half 1 cup fresh blackberries, cut into half 1 medium apple, coarsely chopped 1 kiwi fruit, peeled and coarsely chopped 1 orange, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped 1 tablespoon chopped red onion 1 green onion, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon diced...

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Summary of Nutrients Special Issue “The Acute Effects...

The article “The Acute Effects of Simple Sugar Ingestion on Appetite, Gut-Derived Hormone Response, and Metabolic Markers in Men” by Yau, et al., was published in Nutrients in 2017. This single-blind, pilot study examined the effect of simple sugar ingestion in more commonly ingested amounts on appetite, circulating gut hormone...

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Easy Pumpkin Pie

Makes 8 Servings Ingredients 3/4 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated 2 tablespoons light molasses 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 4 egg whites 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree 1 1/4 cups nonfat evaporated milk 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust 2 cups fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed...

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Deliciously Simple Applesauce

Makes 8 Servings Ingredients 3 pounds apples – peeled, cored and chopped 3 cups water 1/4 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions Place apples in a large saucepan and just barely cover with water. Simmer over medium-low heat until apples are...

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