Date and Time: February 4, 2016 at 1:00PM – 2:00PM EST
Speakers: Dr. Douglas Goff and Dr. Julian Cooper
Beyond Sweetness: The Functional Roles of Sugar in Foods and the Challenges in Replacing/Reducing It
Did you know that sugar (sucrose) added to foods provides many functions besides imparting a sweet taste? A number of health related organizations are calling for reduction in added or ‘free’ sugars intake and encouraging food manufacturers to reduce the sugar content in food products. Yet challenges remain in achieving this initiative due to the many roles sugar plays in various types of foods that goes beyond sweetness and the number of replacement ingredients required to perform these functions. Gain a better understanding of these roles as well as the challenges in reformulation to reduce the content of sugars. Learn why replacement ingredients do not necessarily reduce the caloric content or improve the nutritional profile of the food. Please join us on Thursday, February 4, at 1:00PM EST for a one-hour webinar with expert speakers Dr. Douglas Goff and Dr. Julian Cooper, who will outline the various roles of sugar in different food products and help you understand the difficulties in trying to develop a new product or reformulate an existing product with less sugar and an improved nutritional profile.