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Natural Sweetener Ingredients

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Food and nutrition sweeteners

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It is no secret that Americans are consuming added sugar at unprecedented rates. On average, added sugar accounts for about 14 percent of an average American's daily calorie intake. Found primarily in beverages, cakes, ice cream, and candy, added sugars have become so common in foods that most people do not even realize how much sugar they are consuming on a daily basis.

The role of sweeteners

Sweeteners are additives which provide the basic taste of sweetness to a food product. Sweeteners may be natural, artificial, nutritive or non-nutritive. They are available in varying sweetness profiles, compared to sugar and also vary in the amount of calories they contribute to the diet.

Sweeteners can also be used to enhance the flavor, texture and appearance of foods while also providing some degree of shelf-life extension. While some sweeteners are used independently, many are used in tandem with one another to provide the optimum result within the formulation.

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Featured natural sweeteners

Download a copy of our featured sweetener ingredients to learn more about calories (kcal/g), potential applications, and more!

  • Acesulfame K
  • Aspartame
  • Dextrose
  • Erythritol
  • Fructose
  • HFCS (55/42)
  • Maltitol
  • Maltose
  • Mannitol
  • Nectave Agave Crystals
  • Sodium Saccharin
  • Sorbitol
  • Stevia (Reb A)
  • Sucralose
  • Sucrose (sugar)
  • Xylitol
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Looking for more information about natural sweeteners

It is no secret that Americans are consuming added sugar at unprecedented rates. On average, added sugar accounts for about 14 percent of an average American's daily calorie intake.

If you're interesting in learning more about sweeteners – kinds, uses, applications – take a few minutes to read a Guide to Sweeteners in the Food Industry.

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Contact us for sweeteners

Sweeteners can also be used to enhance the flavor, texture and appearance of foods while also providing some degree of shelf-life extension. If you have questions regarding sweeteners and their different uses in applications reach out to us directly and we can help.

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    This document is for informational purposes only. You accept sole responsibility for reading and complying with the Safety Data Sheets (SDS’s), as well as any other safety information, relating to the products listed herein. The information contained herein is based on Brenntag’s knowledge at the time of publication or release and not on any publications, independent studies, empirical evidence or other form of verification. You should not use or rely on any statements contained herein as a basis for any representations or warranties to your customers or end users as to the safety, efficacy or suitability of any product or for purposes of ensuring your compliance with any laws or regulations. Brenntag makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained herein or as to fitness of any product for any particular purpose. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as an authorization to use or an inducement to practice any patent, trade secret or other intellectual property right. Before producing and distributing any product, it is your sole responsibility to adequately test and document the performance of the product and acquire any required intellectual property rights. You assume all risks for failing to do so and Brenntag shall not be liable (regardless of fault) to you, your employees, customers or end users or any third party for direct, special or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with the furnishing or use of this information. Please contact your local Brenntag representative if you have any questions about this information.

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