Ingredients > Sugar/sweeteners

A different approach to sugar reduction

19 November, 2018

Formulating less sweet products that have the same appeal as fully sweet ones is a challenge that requires more than simply subtracting sugar.


Honey — adulteration and now botulism

19 November, 2018

Poor old honey — first involved in adulteration allegations and now implicated in four cases of infant botulism.


Sensient SweetEase 3G natural flavours

01 November, 2018

SweetEase 3G is a range of natural flavours specifically designed to enhance the perception of sweetness, enabling users to reduce the sugar in a product without compromising on taste.


Organic yoghurt is the most sugary

19 September, 2018

Less than 9% of yoghurts and only 2% of children's yoghurts were classified as low sugar and achieved the green nutrition label in the UK.


Safety concerns for artificial sweetener sucralose

07 September, 2018

Research has found sucralose is metabolised in the gut and produces at least two fat-soluble compounds, which contradicts previous safety claims.


Honey fraud creates a sticky situation

05 September, 2018 by Nichola Murphy

Tests have found almost half of supermarket honey samples were adulterated, but are these tests accurate?


FSANZ calls for submissions on a new sweetener

25 July, 2018

Saraya hopes to permit the use of monk fruit (or luo han guo) extract as a food additive, specifically as an intense sweetener.


Diet soft drinks reduce colon cancer risks

24 July, 2018

Soft drinks have a bad reputation when it comes to health, but consuming artificially sweetened beverages has been found to reduce colon cancer recurrence and death.


More money in pollination than honey for beekeepers

10 July, 2018

If you have ever considered where beekeepers derive their income you would automatically think 'honey', but this is not the case for beekeepers in the US.


A look at HFCS safety

09 July, 2018

Although little used in Australia and New Zealand, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) almost invariably brings with it debate about its safety.


Making reduced-sugar biscuits taste good

13 June, 2018

Researchers have found that reduced-sugar biscuits containing Taura's JusFruit pieces are perceived to be just as sweet as full-sugar alternatives.


Sweet snacks tax better than sugar-sweetened beverages tax

30 April, 2018

Sweet food taxes decrease the purchase of soft drinks by 0.6 to 0.8%, biscuits and cakes by 1.2% and savoury snacks by 1.6%.


Nestlé releases chocolate bar with 30% less sugar

29 March, 2018 by Nichola Murphy

Milkybar Wowsomes contain fibrous crispy oat cereal and restructured sugar that tastes equally as sweet but dissolves faster.


Collaboration sweetens the path to low-GI sugar production

19 March, 2018

The path to industrial-scale production of low GI sugar has been made simpler through a collaboration between Nutrition Innovation Group, Foss and Schneider Electric.


Sugar tax on soft drinks might drive up alcohol consumption

24 January, 2018

Putting a tax on sweetened soft drinks in an attempt to curb obesity is not as simple and straightforward as you might think. It certainly looks as if such a tax will impact alcohol sales.


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