Neohesperidin DC (NHDC) is an artificial sweetener. It is made from Neohesperidin which is is a natural compound found in in bitter oranges.
It is about 1,000 as sweet as sugar and has a zero glycemic index. It is consequently suitable for diabetics. It is heat stable and ph stable and is suitable for cooking and processed foods. It has a very long shelf life.
It has a zero glycemic index and this makes it suitable as part of a diabetic diet. It does not contribute to tooth decay. It is heat stable suitable for cooking and for processed foods.
Reported side effects include headaches and migraine.
It is produced form Neohesperidin which is a natural substance found in citrus fruit. This is hydrogenated to produce Neohesperidin DC, an artificial substance not found in nature.
Not usually sold on it's own.
It is used more as a flavor enhancer than a sweetener. It is very good at masking bitter flavors, and at bringing out subtle flours in food. Used in the manufacture of various pharmaceutical products, mouthwashes and toothpaste.
Not approved in the USA. Approved in the EU as E959.
Conclusions and Summary:
Useful sweetener for the food and pharmacological industries. Is useful for diabetics and it is harmless to teeth. Some concerns regarding potential side effects.
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