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OTHER FUNCTIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR THE KITCHEN

Functional ingredients, or additives, improve the properties of your foods. They do this, for example, by extending their shelf life, achieving their color retention or enhancing their flavor. There are different categories of functional ingredients. Those that cannot be classified under any of these categories are referred to as 'other additives' and can be found here. Natural Spices offers a complete range of additives that you can easily order online.


OTHER FUNCTIONAL INGREDIENTS WITH A SWEET TASTE

Sugar is not actually an additive, but a natural food. However, its properties are such that we can also place it under this category. Other sweeteners you can buy online here are dextrose and glucose syrup. Dextrose is also known as grape sugar. The name creates some confusion as to the origin of the product. It does not come from grapes but from starch. Glucose syrup is a solution of grape sugar. Just as with sugar, normal use of sweeteners has no impact on your health.


SWEET ADDITIVES AND CALORIES

Dextrose and glucose syrup are both sweet additives that contain the same amount of calories per gram as sugar. However, these sweeteners are so much more concentrated that much less is needed than sugar to achieve the same degree of sweetness. On the website of the European Commission you can find the maximum permitted use of these other additives.