Neohesperidin Dihydrochalcone – “No Sugar Added”

Neohesperidin Dihydrochalcone ( NHDC ) works at an extremely low level ( 1ppm to 5 ppm ). It is used in conjunction with other artificial sweeteners and it lingers in the mouth after ingestion. It is not ingested by our bodies at all, which might be the strangest characteristic of all.
You find it in bitter medicines and toothpaste as well as ice cream and yogurt. It’s used widely in candies, cheeses, snack foods and chewing gum. It is especially used in chocolate desserts.
This particular chemical starts out as an extract from the rind of bitter oranges which is then hydrogenated and, like many discoveries, it was totally discovered by accident at the USDA during an experiment to minimize the bitter flavor of citrus juices.
When you see “No sugar added”, this is largely how.