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Neotame

Description

Neotame is an artificial sweetener made by NutraSweet. It is between 7,000 and 13,000 times more sweet than regular table sugar and is similar in chemical make-up to aspartame.

Neotame - Quick Stats

Allergy Information

Uses

Sweetener, Flavoring

E-Number

961

Additional Information

At one time it was thought that Neotame could be used in certified organic products, but that has since proved to be false. See the USDA letter here.



Found In

Soft drinks, bars, powdered drink mixes, juices, chewing gum, bread, frozen desserts, baked goods, candies, table-top sweeteners, breakfast cereals, beverages, refrigerated and non-refrigerated ready-to-drink beverages, gelatins, puddings, james, jellies, processed fruits and fruit juices, toppings, syrups, frozen desserts and fillings, yogurt-type products, baked goods.

Possible Health Effects

While generally being recognized as safe, some neuroscientists have found brain lesions in animal studies, these scientists also believe that Neotame should be considered toxic and could be capable of causing cancer.

Allergy Information

Unknown

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