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Polyols in confectionery: the route to sugar-free, reduced sugar and reduced calorie confectionery

Zumbé, A, Lee, A and Storey, DM 2001, 'Polyols in confectionery: the route to sugar-free, reduced sugar and reduced calorie confectionery' , British Journal of Nutrition, 85 (S1) , S31-S45.

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Abstract

Polyol-containing confectionery offers considerable advantages over traditional sucrose-based confectionery in terms of reduced energy content and reduced cariogenicity. However, over-consumption of polyol confectionery may lead to gastrointestinal symptoms in some individuals. Rather than consider this as a distinct disadvantage to the consumer, this article discusses how careful consideration of the physico-chemical properties of polyols and advances in product development and formulation can provide suitable polyol-based products for the consumer. Furthermore. food legislation and ingredient pricing issues are just some of the factors that must be taken into account when designing new polyol-containing products if their functional benefits and good product quality are to be delivered to the consumer.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polyols, sucrose, confectionery, sugar free
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > Q Science (General)
Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA0601 Food and food supply in relation to public health
Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TX Home economics > TX341 Nutrition. Foods and food supply
Subjects / Themes > K Law > K Law (General) > K3840 Regulation of industry, trade, and commerce. Occupational law > K3926 Food processing industries
Health and Wellbeing
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Nutrition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 00071145
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2007 11:54
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 15:45
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/180

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