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Sweetener Food Additives; Overview, Types and Health Effects

Sweetness is one of the 6 basic tastes1. Mankind has felt the need to sweeten some of the foods they consume for a very long time. It has long been used to sweeten foods that are very sweet and high in carbohydrates, such as honey and molasses, to sweeten their food. The discovery of granulated sugar by Indians crystallizing sugar from sugar cane in the…