1.Food Sweetener/Sweetness Enhancer
Neohesperidin Dihydrochalcone(NHDC) is a low-cal strong sweetener about 1500-1800 times sweeter than sugar.The flavor is similar to licorice. It has a strong synergistic effect when used in conjunction with other sweeteners such as aspartame, saccharin, acesulfame, ect. It can be widely used in food, beverage, feeds or daily chemical products reduce the amount of sugar,improve the taste and enhancer the flavor.
2.Sweetener for Dietary Supplements
NHDC has physiological activities, the research showing that it has a good performance onantioxidant activity, reduction of cholesterol and blood glucose. For those advantages NHDC can particularly applicable for functional foods,health care products, and dietary supplements as an alternative sweetener, including liquid dietary supplements, solid dietary supplements, syrup and chewable dietary supplement.
Pharmaceutical companies found that NHDC can bind to bitter receptor even below its sweetness threshold, and reduce the bitterness of pharmaceutical drugs in tablet or syrup form. NHDC is widely favored for use in otherwise naturally bitter products. Pharmaceutical companies are fond of the product as a means of reducing the bitterness of pharmacological drugs in tablet form, and it has been used for livestock feed as a means of reducing feeding time.
As sweetener: beverage 10-50 mg/kg.
puding icecream: 50-150 mg/kg.
As flavor or food enhancer: 1-5 mg/kg.