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There are four common types of sugar substitutes: artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols, novel sweeteners, and natural sweeteners. Each has potential benefits and drawbacks depending on your goals.
Think about why you want to cut down on sugar.According to Ingredients Network, an online platform that sources products in the food and natural ingredients industry says the demand for fruit and vegetable powders is rapidly growing as consumers develop a growing need for produce consumption. The demand is especially high in Europe as fruit and veggie powders are showing up in beverages, bakery, and ready to eat products. By 2022, this market is expected to bring in a revenue of 216 billion dollars, with an annual growth rate of 5.8%Fruit powders do have a large number of vitamins and nutrients, even after the dehydration process.
The drawback to fruit powders, however, is their high-calorie content. Fresh fruits are high in calories that come from healthy carbs. When fruit is freeze-dried, and the water removed, it becomes much more concentrated as a powder. Since a cup of fruit powder contains more than a cup of its whole food counterpart, eating a serving of fruit powder means you are consuming more calories than if you ate a piece of fruit.
Even though they are high calorie, fruit powders make great substitutes for higher-calorie ingredients such as sugar. And a scoop of fruit powder in a glass of water is a better choice than drinking soda or juice while still giving you beneficial nutrients. So even though fruit powders are calorie-rich, they have an advantage as a healthy alternative for more calorie-dense foods.