A REVIEW ON THE SUGAR ALTERNATESAbstract
Background: Due to the rise of diabetes as the primary health issue nowadays, there is a need for a sweetener, which apart from fulfilling the role of a sweetener, also complies with the normal body metabolism. Objectives: To review the literature available on the different sugar alternates present globally. Methods: A literature search has been done on the various substitutes of sugar present, belonging to various categories such as artificial sweeteners, natural sweeteners, novel sweeteners, and sugar alcohols. Results: A vast variety of sugar substitutes are available, which are suitable in one or more ways. The main matter of concern is the selection of the right sweetener according to the requirement. Conclusion: Apart from being of low calorie, these sweeteners provide multiple advantages; therefore by choice of right alternate, consumers are benefitted with the sweet taste, thereby complying with the normal body metabolism.
P. Wal *, R. S. Pal and A. Wal
Department of Pharmacy, Pranveer Singh Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
03 August 2018
11 November 2018
30 November 2018
01 April 2019