The most common names of food sweeteners found on product labels include: sucrose (sugar), glucose, fructose, sorbitol, mannitol, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, saccharin, aspartame, sucralose, acesulfame potassium (acesulfame-K), and neotame.
Food sweeteners add sweetness with or without the extra calories.
They are used in beverages, baked goods, confections, table-top sugar, substitutes, and many processed foods.
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