The main sweeteners used in Brazil are: sucralose, acesulfame-k
, stevioside, aspartame, thaumatin and others.
Based on genetic profiles, researchers are able to explain the reactions of subjects in a taste test when they sampled Acesulfame-K
in the laboratory.
The concept is being trialled in the US, with activity led by PepsiCo's Pepsi Next cola, with 60% fewer calories than regular Pepsi and sweetened with a blend of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), aspartame, acesulfame-K
(Sunette, Sweet One) is a high-intensity, non-caloric sweetener demonstrated as safe in more than 90 studies.
Hasta la fecha, cinco edulcorantes artificiales han sido aprobados para su comercializacion por la Food and Drug Administration (FDA) de Estados Unidos: aspartame, sacarina, acesulfame-K
, neotame y sucralosa.
The group also suggests staying clear of the German-made sweetener acesulfame-k
, which it says has been linked to cancer and other ailments in lab animals.
Intense' sweeteners, such as aspartame (E951), saccharin (E954) and acesulfame-K
(E950) are many times sweeter than sugar and used in small amounts.
The beverage is sweetened with a blend of Splenda and acesulfame-K
(ace-K), while Coke Zero is sweetened with a blend of aspartame and ace-K.
The licensing of aspartame and acesulfame-K
, two low calorie sweeteners, in 1984 and the abolition of minimum sugar requirements in 1993 have led to more freedom to innovate for manufacturers and more freedom of choice for consumers.
Both flavors are sweetened with Splenda[R] and acesulfame-K
The approval of new sweeteners like acesulfame-K
for liquid beverages and sucralose for both foods and beverages will strengthen the trend toward sweetener blending.
For example, the sweetener acesulfame-K
(marketed as Sunette) tastes sweetest after 7.