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Miracle fruit: An alternative sugar substitute in sour beverages.
Appetite. 2016 12 01; 107:645-653.A

Abstract

High sugar consumption has been related to several chronic diseases and thus, many alternative sweeteners have been extensively researched. However, there is still controversy regarding the harmful effects of their consumption, mainly regarding the use of artificial sweeteners, controversy which increases the demand for natural sweeteners, such as miracle fruit. This tropical plant grows in West Africa is named for its unique ability of changing a sour taste into sweet. Therefore, this study aimed to characterize the temporal profile of miracle fruit and assess its sugar substitute power in sour beverages through time-intensity and temporal dominance of sensations tests. For this, unsweetened lemonade and lemonades with sugar, sucralose and previous miracle fruit ingestions were evaluated. We noted that the dynamic profile of lemonade ingested after miracle fruit ingestion indicates that it seems to be a good sugar substitute, since it provides high sweetness intensity and persistence, reduced product sourness and an absence of aftertastes. The miracle fruit also provided a sensory profile similar to that of sucralose, an established and recognized sugar substitute. The results of this study provide important information for future applications of miracle fruit as a sugar substitute in sour beverages, providing an alternative use for a natural substance as a sweetening agent.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Federal University of Lavras, Department of Food Science, DCA/UFLA, Lavras, MG, Brazil.Federal University of Lavras, Department of Food Science, DCA/UFLA, Lavras, MG, Brazil.Federal University of Lavras, Department of Nutrition, DNU/UFLA, Lavras, MG, Brazil.Federal University of Lavras, Department of Nutrition, DNU/UFLA, Lavras, MG, Brazil.Federal University of Lavras, Department of Food Science, DCA/UFLA, Lavras, MG, Brazil. Electronic address: anacarlamp@reitoria.ufla.br.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27637500

Citation

Rodrigues, Jéssica Ferreira, et al. "Miracle Fruit: an Alternative Sugar Substitute in Sour Beverages." Appetite, vol. 107, 2016, pp. 645-653.
Rodrigues JF, Andrade RDS, Bastos SC, et al. Miracle fruit: An alternative sugar substitute in sour beverages. Appetite. 2016;107:645-653.
Rodrigues, J. F., Andrade, R. D. S., Bastos, S. C., Coelho, S. B., & Pinheiro, A. C. M. (2016). Miracle fruit: An alternative sugar substitute in sour beverages. Appetite, 107, 645-653. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2016.09.014
Rodrigues JF, et al. Miracle Fruit: an Alternative Sugar Substitute in Sour Beverages. Appetite. 2016 12 1;107:645-653. PubMed PMID: 27637500.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Miracle fruit: An alternative sugar substitute in sour beverages. AU - Rodrigues,Jéssica Ferreira, AU - Andrade,Rafaela da Silva, AU - Bastos,Sabrina Carvalho, AU - Coelho,Sandra Bragança, AU - Pinheiro,Ana Carla Marques, Y1 - 2016/09/13/ PY - 2016/06/06/received PY - 2016/08/11/revised PY - 2016/09/12/accepted PY - 2016/9/18/pubmed PY - 2017/12/20/medline PY - 2016/9/18/entrez KW - Miraculin KW - Sweetners KW - TDS KW - TI SP - 645 EP - 653 JF - Appetite JO - Appetite VL - 107 N2 - High sugar consumption has been related to several chronic diseases and thus, many alternative sweeteners have been extensively researched. However, there is still controversy regarding the harmful effects of their consumption, mainly regarding the use of artificial sweeteners, controversy which increases the demand for natural sweeteners, such as miracle fruit. This tropical plant grows in West Africa is named for its unique ability of changing a sour taste into sweet. Therefore, this study aimed to characterize the temporal profile of miracle fruit and assess its sugar substitute power in sour beverages through time-intensity and temporal dominance of sensations tests. For this, unsweetened lemonade and lemonades with sugar, sucralose and previous miracle fruit ingestions were evaluated. We noted that the dynamic profile of lemonade ingested after miracle fruit ingestion indicates that it seems to be a good sugar substitute, since it provides high sweetness intensity and persistence, reduced product sourness and an absence of aftertastes. The miracle fruit also provided a sensory profile similar to that of sucralose, an established and recognized sugar substitute. The results of this study provide important information for future applications of miracle fruit as a sugar substitute in sour beverages, providing an alternative use for a natural substance as a sweetening agent. SN - 1095-8304 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27637500/Miracle_fruit:_An_alternative_sugar_substitute_in_sour_beverages_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0195-6663(16)30462-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -