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En sötare värld: Det nya sötningsmedlet steviolglykosider, lagstiftning, effekter och användning.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This report was conducted to examine the new sweetener steviol glycoside and how the Swedish food products are labeled when containing steviol glycoside. When it comes to additives in food there is a few functional groups. One of them is sweeteners and steviol glycosides are one of the new sweeteners in Sweden. Information has been gathered to attempt to answer questions regarding steviol glycosides. A smaller field investigation was made to examine the labeling and the consumption of food products containing steviol glycoside. The result has shown that the sweetener steviol glycoside, which is extracted from the plant Stevia rebaudiana, is safe to consume as an additive in food and has therefore been given an Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) of 4 mg/kg bw/day. Steviol glycosides are categorized as a natural sweetener since it is extracted from a plant. However it should be taken into consideration that some chemicals are added during the manufacturing. Finally the results have shown that not a single food product, containing steviol glycosides, is labeled as the legislation demands.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
Sweeteners, steviol glycosides, food labeling.
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-76135OAI: diva2:635528
Subject / course
Examensarbete i miljö och hälsoskydd
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Available from: 2013-11-07 Created: 2013-07-04 Last updated: 2013-11-07Bibliographically approved

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