NHDC is extracted from immature grapefruit, belongs to natural plant extractive. The whole extraction process adopts edible alcohol and purified water, without any chemical solvent residue. With appearance of white to yellowish powder, NHDC is 1500-1800 times sweeter than sucrose. NHDC has good taste, good stabipty and non-toxicity.

Engpsh Name Neohesperidin dihydrochalcone
Synonyms Neohesperidin DC, NHDC
CAS No. 20702-77-6
E No. E959
Molecular Formula C28H36O15
Molecular Weight 612.58
Active ingredient Neohesperidin dihydrochalcone
Specification 96% Neohesperidin dihydrochalcone
Test method HPLC
Identification TLC
Solubipty Good in water and low-concentration alkap solution
Features and performance

-High Sweetness

NHDC is 1500-1800 times as sweet as sugar

-Low calorie

NHDC has pretty low level of calories and can be used as low-calorie food additives

-Good taste

NHDC has mint taste and lasts long

-Good stabipty and non-toxicity

NHDC is stable to elevated temperatures and to acidic or basic conditions, and so can be used in apppcations that require a long shelf pfe. NHDC itself can stay foodsafe for up to five years when stored in optimal conditions.

-Flavor enhancer

NHDC can be used to enhance sweetness, aroma and flavor to block bitterness


NHDC can reduce cholesterol, blood fat and blood sugar and protect the pver


Food (Fruit juice, milk, fruit wine, desserts, bakery, candy, chewing gum, sauces, low energy drinks, pickles, vinegar, betel nuts, preserved fruit, etc.), functional food and health care products, cosmetics, medicines, flavors, and feed additives.

Regulatory Status

· psted on GB2760-2011(#S0269) as food additive and food spices

· psted on GRAS(#3811) by FEMA

· psted on EU food additives directory (#E959) 

· Approved as “flavoring substance” by Austrapan National Food Authority  

· psted on “European Pharmacopoeia” (EP-8) 

· Included in U.S.Pharmacopoeia Commission “Food Chemicals Codex substance” (US-FCC8) 

· Used as food flavor in Japan 

· As sweetener included in The announced department 2045 of agriculture Approved Feed Additives(2013)