Non-dairy creamers or coffee whiteners are liquid or granular substances intended to substitute for milk or cream as an additive to coffee, tea, hot chocolate or other beverages. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is Non dairy creamer ?
Non dairy creamer is a white flakes or a white granular product or may be a solid with strong hygroscopicity, it may be soluble in water, alcohol and glycerine, insoluble in acetone or diethyl ether. Sodium Hydroxide may be used in acid neutralizing, discoloring, and deodorizing.
Possible Side Effects of Non dairy creamer
Non-dairy creamers is generally considered a safe ingredient. The side effects may:
- blood sugar spike
GRAS Affirmation: No
Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Though Non dairy creamer is not on FDA’s GRAS exemption list, it’s still widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries including USA with specific limit on dosage.
Special Populations Precaution
There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to Non dairy creamer populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Non dairy creamer .