Aspartame Granular

20-60 mesh, used in soft drinks

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Aspartame Granular 20-60 mesh, FCCVIII,USP-NF 31,BP,EP8, widely used as sugar replacement and low calorie food additives in soft drink. Aspartame is a good choice for people with diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is recommending and accepts the FDA’s conclusion that the consumption of Aspartame is safe and can be part of a healthy diet.aspartame packaging

Aspartame has been used in the United States since the early 1980s. It is now found in thousands of different food products. Aspartame is commonly used as a tabletop sweetener, as a sweetener in prepared foods and beverages, and in recipes that do not require too much heating (since heat breaks down aspartame). It can also be found as a flavoring in some medicines.

In the body, aspartame is broken down into phenylalanine, aspartic acid, and methanol. Methanol can be toxic in high amounts, but the amounts that result from the breakdown of aspartame is lower than with many “natural” foods. For example, drinking a liter of diet soda would lead to consumption of 55 milligrams (mg) of methanol, as compared to as much as 680 mg of methanol from a liter of fruit juice.

Phenylalanine and aspartic acid are amino acids and are naturally present in many foods that contain protein. They do not cause health problems in most people. However people with the disease phenylketonuria (discussed in more detail later on) need to restrict their intake of phenylalanine, and so are usually counseled to avoid aspartame.

Download: ASPARTAME GRANULAR FCCVIII USP36 SPECIFICATION

Aspartame Granular propertites

ItemDescription
Chemical structureaspartame chemical structure
Food additives categorylow calorie sweetener
IUPAC nameMethyl L-α-aspartyl-L-phenylalaninate
Other namesN-(L-α-Aspartyl)-L-phenylalanine,
1-methyl ester
CAS Registry Number22839-47-0
Chemical formulaC14H18N2O5
Molar mass294.31 g·mol−1
Melting point246 to 247 °C (475 to 477 °F; 519 to 520 K)
Boiling pointdecomposes
Solubility in waterSparingly soluble
SolubilitySlightly soluble in ethanol

 

 

Aspartame Granular specification

ITEMSSTANDARD
APPEARANCEWHITE GRANULAR
TASTEPURE
SPECIFIC ROTATION+14.50°~+16.50°
ASSAY (ON DRY BASIS)98.00%-102.00%
TRANSMITTANCE95.0% MIN
HEAVY METAL( PB)10PPM MAX
LOSS ON DRYING4.50% MAX
ARSENIC( AS)3PPM MAX
5-BENZYL-3,6-DIOXO-2-PIPERAZINEACETIC ACID1.5% MAX
L-PHENYLALANINE0.50% MAX
L-a-ASPARTY-L-PHENYLALAINE0.25% MAX
RESIDUE ON IGNITION0.20% MAX
PH 4.50-6.00
OTHER RELATED SUBSTANCES1.5% MAX
Mesh Size20-60 mesh