Video: Food Scientists Discover 'Sweet' Chemical Compound for Fruits

By Maggie Swofford, Contributor

Inside Science explores food scientists' new discovery: a way to make fruits sweeter without adding any excess sugar.

Scientists have found a compound and chemical that evaporate off of foods to give them the smell of being sweet, and tasting sweet, without adding any excess sugar. This new finding opens up new doors to foods that can smell and taste good, but are also good for consumers.