Neohesperidin DC

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.

Benefits:
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.

Concerns:
Reported side effects include headaches and migraine.

Production:
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.

Sold As:
Not usually sold on it's own.

Interesting facts:
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.

Approval:
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.

Name Calories / Gram Sweetness Index Glycemic Index Calories / Spoon-Equiv
Neohesperidin DC 0 1,000 0 0

Taste: -------- Good
Aftertaste: ---- Yes - mild
Concerns: ----- Some




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