Title

Oral and intestinal digestion of oligosaccharides as potential sweeteners: a systematic evaluation

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Hodoniczky, J, Morris, CA & Rae, AL 2012, 'Oral and intestinal digestion of oligosaccharides as potential sweeteners: a systematic evaluation', Food Chemistry, vol. 132, no. 4, pp. 1951-8.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2011.12.031

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

The utilisation of oligosaccharides by oral microorganisms and intestinal enzymes are important factors in determining their effectiveness as alternative sweeteners. In this study, classes of naturally occurring sugars were assessed using in vitro models for oral and intestinal digestibility, in order to test the influence of chemical structure on functional properties. Amongst the classes of sucrose isomers,