There is no doubt that Sweetness plays an important role in the selection and enjoyment of foods and beverages across all regions and ethnicities of the world. Products found in nature such as fruits are inherently sweet as well as healthy. Caloric sweeteners provide the body with energy and the amount is typically 4 Kcal (17 kilojoules) per gram when they are completely digested.
Caloric sweeteners in general include a wide range of products such as sugar, honey, molasses, agave, and high fructose corn syrup.
Simple sugars are called monosaccharides and include glucose (also known as dextrose), fructose and galactose. The table or granulated sugar most customarily used as food is sucrose, a disaccharide. Other disaccharides include maltose, lactose and trehalose. Longer chains of sugars are called oligosaccharides.
The Ingredient House offers a wide selection of caloric sweeteners to suit different need and functionality.