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Acesulfame Potassium

Alternate Names

Acesulfame K, Ace K, Sunett, Sweet One

Description

A crystalline sweetener that is 200 times sweeter than sugar and contributes no calories. Widely used in a variety of foods and beverages.

Acesulfame Potassium - Quick Stats
Names

Acesulfame K, Ace K, Sunett, Sweet One

Allergy Information

Sucralose

Aspartame

Uses

Sweetener

E-Number

E950

Additional Information

Approved by the FDA in 1988. This sweetener is "calorie free" because it not digested by the body. Some studies indicate that it caused tumors in animal trials. Not enough long-term studies in humans.



Found In

candy, soft drinks, frozen desserts, canned fruit, puddings and custards, instant coffee, chewing gum

Possible Health Effects

Caused tumors and elevated blood level of cholesterol in animal studies.

Allergy Information

Unknown

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