Tagatose, the new GRAS sweetener and health product.

  title={Tagatose, the new GRAS sweetener and health product.},
  author={Gilbert V. Levin},
  journal={Journal of medicinal food},
  volume={5 1},
Tagatose, a low-calorie, full-bulk natural sugar, has just attained GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status under U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, thereby permitting its use as a sweetener in foods and beverages. This paper presents all current aspects of tagatose with respect to demonstrated food and beverage applications and the potential health and medical benefits of this unique substance. Summarized studies are referenced to detailed peer-reviewed papers. The safety… CONTINUE READING


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