|Posted on Thursday, December 2, 2004 - 2:34 pm: || |
Ordanary sugar is sucrose, what are sugar substitutes usually made out of?
|Posted on Monday, December 27, 2004 - 12:05 pm: || |
They're chlorinated sucrose halves, or sugar alcohols. The former are not substitutes though.
Simon Quellen Field (sfield)
Post Number: 63
|Posted on Monday, December 27, 2004 - 9:47 pm: || |
A short answer is almost always wrong.
I cover many sweeteners (nutritive and non-nutritive)
in my Ingredients book. Look for the section labeled
|Posted on Tuesday, December 28, 2004 - 8:02 pm: || |
Okay, they can behalogenated sucrose halves in various arrangements. The Splenda (sucralose) commercials lie about it tasting just like sugar. Sure it tastes like part sugar, but also part plastic.
The aspartame page has a misspelling, and the sorbitol page's diagrams don't reflect the two hydrogens you describe.
|Posted on Monday, March 7, 2005 - 9:50 pm: || |
halogen = saltmaker
Under the chemical definition, this doesn't only include the fluoride group on the periodic table, but any anion from an acid (nitrate, citrate, chloride, amide), or Lewis acid. Sugar substitutes overlap the esters. I'm not exactly sure, but it looks like for a compound to be sweet it must be squiggly and cramped somewhat. Any more and it turns fatty...
I love the sugar alcohols. They're using them in the new toothpastes. They don't have halogens, only lots of hydroxyls. They're the same atoms as hydroxides but the bonding is more equal. Though I'd done some thinking about chemical reform, and consider these compounds (alcohols, polyols) to be hydroethers.
Shahid Masood (Unregistered Guest)
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|Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 1:40 am: || |
1-What is the maximum safe limit of sodium benzoate for cola drinks?
2-Can use of High fructose corn syrup in place of sucrose economise us ?
Simon Quellen Field (Sfield)
Post Number: 754
|Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 7:13 pm: || |
The USDA sets the limits for sodium benzoate in soft drinks.
You need to contact them.
Corn syrup is used in the U.S. because the sugar subsidies here
make the price of sugar too expensive. In other countries, that
is not the case, and sugar is much much cheaper.