Non-caloric sweeteners

Sweeten without calories

What are non-caloric sweeteners?

noncaloric sweeteners
Photo of noncaloric sweeteners

Non-caloric sweeteners are natural or artificial substances that, compared to sucrose (table sugar), have a much higher sweetening power, while their caloric content, a difference from this, is much lower – or zero.

Although their sweetening power is much higher, they have the peculiarity that after a certain dose, the sweetening power remains constant.

Currently, these sweeteners are combined with sugar to achieve a much greater sweetening power.


What foods contain non-caloric sweeteners

Sugar-free drinks, low-calorie drinks, desserts, spreads, industrial jams, jellies, sweet-sour preserves, mustard sauce, snacks, alcoholic beverages, fruit preserves, sweets, chewing gum, ice cream.

Other food noncaloric sweeteners that are commonly used in food:

– Acesulfame-K E 950

– Aspartame properties

punto rojo More information on food aditives

This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

10 December, 2023

Other interesting articles

This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.
"Botanical-online" is not responsible for damages caused by self-medication.