Other Highpotency Nonnutritive Sweeteners Of Commercial Significance

In this section, the five nonnutritive high-potency sweeteners neohesperidin dihydrochalcone, stevia sweeteners, glycyrrhizin, thaumatin, and Lo Han Kuo sweetener are discussed. In view of the limited approvals for use of these sweeteners in the United States, discussions of them will be abbreviated. Comparative data on these sweeteners are given in Table 3.

Neohesperidin Dihydrochalcone

As was the case for the high-potency sweeteners mentioned above, neohesperidin dihydrochalcone (NDC) also was discovered in a serendipitous manner. Horowitz and Gentili, of the USDA laboratory of Pasadena, California,

Table 2. Summary of High-Potency Nonnutritive Sweeteners of Major Commercial Significance
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