What are sweeteners?

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What are sweeteners?

Sweeteners are food additives that are used in order to stimulate a sense of sweetness during consumption. The use of sugar has become decreasingly popular in the last few decades and researchers have found and developed new ways to sweeten our food without the actual use of sugar. These substitutes for sugar are called sweeteners.


Nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners

We categorize sweeteners into two main branches, nutritive sweeteners and non-nutritive sweeteners. Nutritive sweeteners can be, to some extent, digested in the body and thus have food energy value. Non-nutritive sweeteners are not digested by the body, giving them no food energy value. Many sweeteners contain little to no calories and do not metabolise, making them a suitable substitute for sugar for diabetics.


Different kinds of sweeteners

Different kinds of sweeteners are available all over the world. Some sweeteners can be found in nature, others are produced synthetically. Each sweetener has its own type of sweetness, benefits, and applications.


For more information, please visit the respective pages of artificial and natural sweeteners that we offer, such as Stevia, Sucralose, Melatonin, Yeast beta – Glucan, Luo Han Guo, Monk Fruit Extract, Trehalose, Erythritol and Polydextrose.


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Van Wankum Ingredients is always looking for environment friendly and “green” opportunities for its products and principles. We stand for long-term relationships with our clients and high quality service. Please do not hesitate to request a sample or contact us directly with questions or requests about our sweeteners.

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