Sweeteners are so much sweeter than sugar that very small amounts are needed to create a sweet taste and also contribute almost no carbohydrates to foods, so people with diabetes can enjoy their favorite foods without affecting blood glucose levels. Any sweetener may be used. In general, aspartame and acesulfame-k are 200 times sweeter than sugar, sacchrin is 200-700 times sweeter than sugar while sucralose is 600 times sweeter than sugar.
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