Cuba to sell sugar substitute biotech sweetener

Feb 14, 2020

Cuba will “soon” start selling a biotech sweetener substitute for traditional sugar, produced at the island’s Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB). The fruit-oligosaccharide (FOS) is made from sorbitol and an enzyme obtained in that center, Prensa Latina (PL) news agency reported.

Developed in conjunction with the AzCuba sugar group, it is a prebiotic and hypocaloric fiber “with great beneficial actions for health,” said Mario Estrada, director of agricultural research at CIGB, who, however, did not […]

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