NutraSweet® is an extraordinary food ingredient. It is versatile - use it to sweeten ice cream, cola or cough drops. It is calorie free. And it comes with a guaranteed level of quality and service.
The NutraSweet Company's library of nutrition and manufacturing information on sweeteners is available to you at this site. Here you can learn about the remarkable benefits of aspartame as a non-nutritive sweetener. We'll help you find information on its discovery, its use in thousands of foods and beverages and its record in more than 20 years of intensive scientific study.
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Basic Composition
NutraSweet® is our company's brand name for the sweetener aspartame. It is used to sweeten food and beverages and is enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. Since aspartame is intensely sweet, very little is required to sweeten foods and beverages. Because of this, products sweetened with aspartame are usually lower in calories.
Can aspartame be used in cooking or baking?
Low-calorie sweeteners containing aspartame can be used in a wide variety of recipes. In recipes requiring lengthy heating or baking, a loss of sweetness may occur.
How much aspartame is contained in various products?
Below is the approximate aspartame content in several product categories. For specific information regarding individual products, the manufacturer should be contacted, as exact formulations differ with each manufacturer.
Views on Sweeteners
Taking steps to assure appropriate calorie intake is important for so many people.
More than 200 scientific studies have been conducted over the span of about 30 years with laboratory animals and a cross-section of men, women and children.
The American Diabetes Association has stated that aspartame is acceptable as a sugar substitute for diabetics.
Consumers can easily enjoy products sweetened with aspartame as part of a healthful diet.
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