New guide demystifies sugars and sweeteners

Australian dietitians and a US diabetes educator have produced a new guide to sugars and sweeteners which they say is a must-have for every health professional working with diabetes.   

The Ultimate Guide to Sugars and Sweeteners reviews 185 products in an easy-to-follow A-Z form. A brief history is given for each product, as well as details about its calorie content, sweetness compared with sucrose and glycaemic index.

For non-nutritive sweeteners, the guide focuses on sweetness relevant to sucrose,