Latest Sweetness Stories

2014-02-13 23:28:10

Steviva modifies hammer mill to create industry’s first custom sweetening system. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Creating the right flavoring combination for a food or beverage can be a lengthy process. This is especially true when working with high-intensity, all-natural sweeteners such as stevia, which may be up to 600 times as sweet as sugar. Every high-intensity sweetener has unique sensorial attributes, imparting its own taste and functional properties and must be...

2014-02-04 16:26:57

Reliance on Observational Methodology and Intake Estimates Fuels Flawed Conclusions, Is Not Proof of Causation WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sugar Association takes seriously issues regarding cardiovascular health. However, it is difficult to reconcile the correlation being drawn between 'added sugar' and cardiovascular health in a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine on February 3, 2014, especially when recognizing American per capita consumption of...

Debate Artificial Sweeteners Continues
2013-12-18 13:50:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online University of Adelaide researchers are opening back up the debate on whether or not artificial sweeteners are bad for us. The team wrote in the journal Diabetes Care they found artificially sweetened drinks were no different than simply drinking a glass of water. These findings contradict other studies in human and laboratory-based research. "This is a controversial area because there's a lot of conflicting research into artificial...

Aspartame Gets Sweet Revenge, Okayed For Moderate Consumption
2013-12-11 11:30:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Maligned in studies since it came into use in the 1980s, aspartame has now been deemed safe for regular, moderate consumption by the European Food Safety Authority. Previous research had linked the artificial sweetener to higher risk of cancer and premature birth. During its assessment, the EFSA said it reexamined the available clinical evidence, listened to stakeholders and considered over 200 comments submitted online. "This...

Sweetness Weakens Ability To Taste Sweets
2013-11-22 09:07:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Obesity may alter our relationship to food by changing the way we detect sweetness on our tongues, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE. Biologists at the University at Buffalo found that being severely overweight impaired the ability of mice to detect sweets. Compared with their slimmer counterparts, the plump mice had fewer taste cells that responded to sweet stimuli, and the cells that did respond...

2013-11-07 23:30:54

Because demand has shifted from artificial to natural and organic sweeteners, buyers needing artificial sweeteners have increased negotiating power because demand is low; at the same time, buyers have decreased power to negotiate prices for natural and organic sweeteners because demand for these products is rising. To help procurement professionals make better buying decisions, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has added a report on the procurement of Sweeteners to its growing...

Honey Type 2 Diabetes
2013-10-31 08:54:22

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online People often use honey as a healthier substitute for white sugar, but new research indicates this could be a harmful choice for people with type 2 diabetes because of the large amount of simple sugars it contains. Unlike regular white sugar, honey is chock-full of B vitamins which are beneficial for the nervous system and energy production as well as nail, skin and hair vitally. However, similar to many types of fruit, honey is...

2013-10-21 23:04:42

Sweet Revenge, The Original Wild Strawberry Sour Mash Liqueur, is helping to raise breast cancer awareness with a three-part donation program this October. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 Sweet Revenge, the Original Wild Strawberry “Sour Mash” liqueur known for its bright pink color, delicious strawberry flavor, and high-proof finish, invites its fans to “Drink. Pink. Proud.” throughout the month of October to help in the fight against breast cancer. Sweet Revenge’s...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'