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Substances that sweeten food, beverages, medications, etc., such as sugar, saccharine or other low-calorie synthetic products.


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Nutrition for Health and Fitness: Sugar and Other Sweeteners

FS406/FSHN20-46 by Linda BobroffOctober 9, 2020

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