Coconut Sugar: Chemical Analysis and Nutritional Profile; Health Impacts; Safety and Quality Control; Food Industry Applications

Ariana Saraiva, Conrado Carrascosa, Fernando Ramos, Dele Raheem, Maria Lopes, Antonio Raposo

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Consumers often wish to substitute refined sugar with alternative sweeteners, such as coconut sugar, given growing interest in healthy eating and the public’s negative perception of excess sugar intake. Coconut sugar is a healthier, sweetener option than the majority of other sugars that are commercially available. Sap is collected from trees to be transported, stored, and evaporated during processing, which are labor- and resource-intensive operations. Consequently, the cost of production is higher than it is for cane sugar. Given its high nutritional value and low glycemic index, people are willing to pay higher prices for it. However, one barrier is ignorance of its health benefits. This review examines and deals in-depth with the most significant features of coconut sugar chemical analyses to focus on several analytical methodologies given the increasing demand for naturally derived sweeteners in the last 10 years. A deeper understanding of the quality control, safety, health effects, nutritional profile, and sustainability issues corresponding to coconut sugar is necessary to effectively implement them in the food industry.
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Artikkeli3671
Sivumäärä33
JulkaisuInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Vuosikerta20
Numero4
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 19 helmik. 2023
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA2 Vertaisarvioitu katsausartikkeli

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