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A sweetener is a substance added to food or drink to impart the flavor of sweetness, either because it contains a type of sugar, or because it contains a sweet-tasting sugar substitute. Various natural non-sugar sweeteners and artificial sweeteners are used to produce food and drink.

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Many artificial sweeteners have been invented and are now used in commercially produced food and drink. Natural non-sugar sweeteners also exist,[1] such as glycyrrhizin found in liquorice.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Bramlet, Kellie. "Artificial sweeteners and natural sweeteners: What to know". MD Anderson Cancer Center. Archived from the original on 2023-05-05. Retrieved 2023-05-05.
  2. ^ a b Kitagawa, Isao (2002-01-01). "Licorice root. A natural sweetener and an important ingredient in Chinese medicine". Pure and Applied Chemistry. 74 (7): 1189–1198. doi:10.1351/pac200274071189. ISSN 1365-3075. S2CID 97931248. Archived from the original on 2023-01-22. Retrieved 2023-01-22.

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