However, breaking down the usage of intense sweeteners in new product launches showed that artificial variants, such as acesulfame K
, sucralose and aspartame are still dominant.
is a calorie-free sweetener sold as Sunett and Sweet One.
Additionally, when acesulfame K
breaks down in the body, it creates a chemical called acetoacetamide.
SOFT drink has 10 ingredients, including 8 additives: E150d, aspartame, acesulfame K
, phosphoric acid, sodium benzoate, caffeine, flavourings, citric acid.Jammie Dodgers
An important advantage is that acesulfame K
exhibits a synergistic effect with other artificial sweeteners, effectively decreasing by up to 40 percent the total amount of sweetener needed and eliminating the potential for bitter aftertastes.
a) acesulfame K
(Sweet One) b) aspartame (NutraSweet or Equal) c) saccharin (Sweet'N Low) d) sucralose (Splenda) e) sugar or honey
In each sample, the researchers looked for evidence of four sweeteners: Acesulfame K
, saccharin, sucralose, and cyclamate.
Brand Calories Sweeteners * Dentyne 5 Sorbitol, maltitol, mannitol, acesulfame K
, aspartame Doublemint 10 Sugar, dextrose, corn syrup, aspartame, acesulfame K
Eclipse 5 Maltitol, sorbitol, mannitol, aspartame, acesulfame K
Extra 5 Sorbitol, mannitol, aspartame, acesulfame K
Freedent 10 Sugar, corn syrup, sorbitol, aspartame, acesulfame K
Juicy Fruit 10 Sugar, corn syrup, dextrose, aspartame, acesulfame K
Orbit 5 Sorbitol, mannitol, acesulfame k
, aspartame Trident 5 Sorbitol, xylitol, mannitol, aspartame, acesulfame K
* Sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol and xylitol are all polyols, carbohydrates that provide fewer calories because they're not completely absorbed.
The use of Sucralose in food and beverages in the UK has been granted approval, opening up new opportunities for developing blends with the high-intensity sweetener, Sunett [R] (acesulfame K
), produced by Nutrinova.
At 200 times sweeter than sugar in a 3 percent solution, says Simplicio, acesulfame K
has "a synergy with other sweeteners which, when blended, can successfully mimic the sweetness of sugar."
Chapter Titles: Alternative sweeteners: an overview; Acesulfame K
; Alitame; Aspartame; Cyclamate; Neohesperidin Dihydrochalcone; Tagatose; Neotame; Saccharin; Stevioside; Sucralose; Less common high potency sweeteners; Erythritol; Hydrogenated starch hydrolysates and maltitol syrups; Isomalt; maltilol; Lactilol: A new reduced-calorie sweetener; Sorbitol and mannitol; Xylitol; Crystalline fructose; High fructose corn syrup; Isomaltulose Trehalose; Mixed sweetener functionality; Aspartame-Acesulfame: Twinsweet; Polydextrose; Other low-calorie ingredients: fat and oil replacers
Only aspartame, saccharin and acesulfame K
have been given the nod by the FDA.