Artificial sweeteners be damned; these naturally occurring, safe proteins are thousands of times sweeter than sugar

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KSU plant biochemical geneticist Raj Nagarajan describes the properties of Thaumatin, Monellin and Brazzein, all found in west African plants that are generally considered safe for consumption; each is a protein, and they are, respectively, 1,000x, 2000x, and 3000x sweeter than sugar. (more…)

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Artificial sweeteners be damned; these naturally occurring, safe proteins are thousands of times sweeter than sugar

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