Plant species with unusual taste properties such as bitterness,sourness or sweetness, and others with a taste-modifying components, have long been known to man, although their exploitation has been limited.
In recent years, the number of diabetic and overweight people have greatly increased worldwide.For the prevention of obesity, dental caries or the therapy of di
abetes, it is important to limit the ingestion of sugars.
Together with this trend, there is also an increase in the demand for healty and natural food products. Therefore, and in order to address this need, there is an intense and ongoing search for alternative sweeteners.