Sweeteners refer to food additives, such as sucrose, fructose and starch sugar, that give food or feed a sweet taste, improve food quality, and meet people's demand for food.
Sweeteners should be characterized by high safety, good taste, high stability, good water solubility and reasonable price. Sweeteness is an important indicator of sweeteners.
There are many kinds of sweeteners, which can be divided into natural sweeteners and artificial sweeteners according to their sources; According to their nutritional value, they are divided into nutritional sweeteners and non-nutritional sweeteners; According to its chemical structure and properties, it can be divided into sugar and non-sugar sweeteners.