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Sweet processed foods in Brazil: use of sugar and sweeteners, inclusion of sugar claims and impact on nutritional profile

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Author(s):
Soares, Andre F. [1] ; Honorio, Alice R. [1] ; de Lima, Diana C. Nunes [2] ; Tribst, Alline A. L. [1]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Campinas UNICAMP, Ctr Food Studies & Res NEPA, Albert Einstein 291, Campinas - Brazil
[2] Fed Ctr Technol Educ Celso Suckow da Fonseca CEFE, Voluntarios Patria 30, Valenca - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; v. 56, n. 9, SI, p. 4428-4433, SEP 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

This study characterised the main sweet beverages and food products marketed in Brazil regarding (i) the addition of sugar/sweeteners, (ii) nutritional profile and (iii) sugar claims. Results revealed that most of the beverages had added sweeteners, while food products were mainly sweetened with sugar. Moreover, >90% of the powdered products had added sweeteners. `Zero sugar' (46%) and `light' (55%) were the most common sugar claims in sugar-free and reduced-sugar products, respectively. Powdered products, soya drinks and baked products included claims less frequently. Regarding the nutritional profile, beverages with sugar substitution had a proportionally greater reduction in the content of carbohydrates and calories (up to 99%, for both) in relation to food (<82% and <85%, respectively). The results suggest that reducing sugar in solid foods remains a greater challenge than in beverages and that this reduction has less impact on the final energy density of foods. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/18915-9 - Passion fruit juice with non-caloric sweetners: differentiation of sensorial perception between habitual (diabetic and non-diabetic) and non-habitual consumers
Grantee:Alice Raissa Honorio
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 18/18563-5 - Perception of intentional and unintentional consumption of sweeteners
Grantee:André Felipe Soares
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation