Sweeteners and flavor enhancers boost the taste, and cut the sugar without adding extra calories. When used judiciously, they provide the desired level of sweet taste and flavor without affecting glycemic responses and without the high calorie content of regular sugars. Therefore, they have become ubiquitous in food and drink from cereals, cookies, syrups, carbonated drinks and the like.
Acesulfame K (for potassium) has long been used as a sweetener and additive in foods such as, baked products, because it is heat stable and prolongs shelf life. Compared to a common sugar such as sucrose, it is 200 times sweeter, it is similar in sweetness as aspartame, and about two-thirds as sweet as saccharin, and about one-third as sweet as sucralose. Stevia (glycosides) that is extracted from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana, native to Brazil and Paraguaya, is a sweetener and sugar substitute that is about 30 to 150 times sweeter than common sugar and like Acesulfame K is heat-stable. Stevia has been widely used in Japan as a sweetener for decades and only recently (2011) the European Union approved stevia additives for use in food. High-purity stevia glycoside extracts are generally recognized as safe for food use in the US.
Xylitol is another sweetener that looks and tastes like sugar, has fewer calories and is non-glycemic. Several studies have suggested its various important benefits, including, improved dental health. Xylitol, a common ingredient in sugar-free chewing gums, can be found in small amounts in many fruits and vegetables and is therefore considered natural. Humans even produce small quantities of it via normal metabolism. It is also used in candies, mints, diabetes-friendly foods and oral-care products. Similar in sweetness as regular sugar, Xylitol has 40% fewer calories.
For over 20 years, TNN has the reputation of supplying high purity sweeteners and flavor enhancers to our worldwide client base. We have been working closely with business partners from all over the world, with significant presence in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. The following is a shortlist of sweeteners and flavor enhancers we regularly supply to our customers. You may contact us for your specific requirements or request a quote by contacting us.
|Name||Specification||Category / Function|
|D-Xylose||BP/USP||40% as sweet as Sucrose|
|Fructose||FCC||Simple Sugar / Sweetener|
|Mannitol||BP/USP||Food additive sweetener|
|Mixed Sweeteners||Sweetner level can be controlled|
|Monk Fruit Blend||Sweetener|
|Sodium Cyclamate||CP/NF||30 to 50 times sweeter than Sucrose|
|Sodium Saccharin||BP/USP||300 to 500 times sweeter than Sucrose|
|Sorbitol||70%/Powder||Sweetener and texturizing agent|
|Stevia||90%95%98%||30 to 150 times sweeter than Sucrose|
|Stevia Blend||Blends formulated to taste better|
|Sucralose||E955/FCC/USP||300 to 1000 times sweeter than Sucrose|
|Xylitol||BP/USP/FCC||almost as sweet as sugar but with less calories|