Aspartame is one of the most widely used sweetening ingredients in the world. Products sweetened with aspartame make an enjoyable contribution to a healthier diet. For example, by using table-top sweeteners to sweeten hot and cold drinks, such as tea, coffee and home made lemonade, you can reduce both your calorie and carbohydrate intake. Products sweetened with aspartame can also be used in recipes for sweet and savoury low calorie foods and drinks that can be made at home.
Aspartame can be used in a variety of products including:
- Aspartame can be used in a variety of food products including:
Beverages: Carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks, fruit drinks, squashes, iced teas and coffees and hot chocolate drinks. Dairy products: Yoghurts, dairy desserts and fromage frais. Confectionery: Chewing gum, sweets, chocolate, breath mints. Table-top sweeteners: Tablets and spoon-for-spoon powders. Frozen desserts: Ice cream and frozen snacks. Powdered products: Powdered soft drinks, milkshake mixes, and multivitamin drinks. Cereals: Cereal mixes, mueslis. Preserves: Fruit preserves, canned fruits. Pharmaceuticals: Effervescent tablets, chewable tablets and sachets.
What aspartame is
Aspartame brings nothing new to our diet – except the taste of sugar without the sugar.
Aspartame is made from two amino acids, the building blocks of protein that occur widely in the food we eat every day, including eggs, meat, cheese, fish, cereals, milk and orange juice. When we consume aspartame, it is broken down in the digestive system to very small quantities of common dietary components.
In 2002, the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Food made the following statement about aspartame:
“Aspartame is unique among the (low calorie) sweeteners in that the intake of its component parts can be compared with intakes of the same substances from natural foods.”
In December 2013, the European Food Safety Authority confirmed that:
“The breakdown products of aspartame are also naturally present in other foods. The contribution of aspartame to the overall dietary exposure of these substances is low.”
Here is how aspartame compares with some everyday foods:
Of all the low calorie sweeteners, aspartame tastes most like sugar. By providing the sweet taste that we enjoy without the calories of sugar, aspartame helps us to control our calorie intake and maintain a healthy body weight.
Aspartame Powder Food Grade Specification
|DESCRIPTION||off-white or white crystalline powder with strong sweet taste, its dilute solution is approximately 180 times sweeter than sucrose|
|Chemical Name||a-L-aspartyl-L-phenylalanine methyl ester|
(Executive Standard: GB 22367-2008,also meets the international standards of FCC,BP,EP ect.)
|Loss On Drying||4.5% Max|
|Residue On Ignition||0.2% Max|
|Heavy Metals (as Pb)||10mg/kg Max|
|5-benzyl-3,6-dioxo-2-piperazineacetic acid||1.5% Max|
|Other Related Substances||2.0% Max|
|MAIN FUNCTION AND PURPOSE||Aspartame is a new-style intense sweetener of amino acid. It is a dipeptide compound made from L-aspartic acid and L-phenylalanine. It has no after taste such as bitter, chemical and metal taste. Aspartame can enhance the flavor of fruit and reduce the bitterness of coffee. Furthermore, aspartame can decrease calories effectively, and it will not cause decayed tooth. Aspartame has the same metabolic function as protein.
Aspartame has many advantages such as good flavor, intense sweetness, low calories and high safety. It is widely used in carbonated beverage, jam, instant coffee, frozen milk products, chewing gum, sweetmeat, salad dressing. Aspartame also can be made into different forms, such as granule, troche, powder or liquor.and added as the substitution of saccharose into normal sweetmeats which adapt to diabetes and adiposis sufferers.
|PACKING||25kg net weight in cardboard drum or according to customer requirements. 9000kg with or without pallets.|
|STORAGE||Kept airtightly in a light-proof, dry and cool place.|