Know the main differences between sweeteners

Know the main differences between sweeteners
Know the main differences between sweeteners. Photo: Pexels

Sweeteners have been part of our day to day life for some time, but there are so many variations… After all, what is the difference between them?

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One of the most widely used in the world, it does not contain calories. It has phenylalanine, so it cannot be consumed by people who have phenylketonuria. It is not recommended for pregnant women.


A non-caloric sweetener present in zero-calorie soft drinks.


New to the market, it is derived from sucrose. It does not contain calories or glucose, and can be consumed by diabetics, pregnant women and hypertensive individuals. However, some studies have already shown that it had the opposite effect, causing an increase in blood glucose in these populations. Downside: it has a high cost.


It is a plant with a sweetening power up to 300 times greater than sucrose. However, it has a residual bitter taste and a high price.


Of plant or fruit origin and with a sweetening power 40% greater than sugar. It also has a low glycemic index and, therefore, it is recommended for diabetics.

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