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Re: [IP] Nutrasweet Question

email @ redacted wrote:
> In Bernstein's book he makes a distinction between nutrasweet in powder
> form & in tablet form.
> Supposedly Equal packets contain 96% glucose, and thus raise blood
> sugars.  How much does 1 packet raise bg's in comparison to a sugar
> packet?
> Why is this not the case for Equal in tablet form?

As I remember it, the dextrose (not glucose) is added to give it volume 
to equal sugar, hence the name. Pills don't need to look like sugar and you
don't pour them, so there's no need for the extra bulk. Besides which, 
it would add to the cost for no gain.

Ted Quick
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