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What is Sucralose? Sucralose is an artificial sweetener that was first discovered in 1976. It is between 320 and 1,000 times sweeter than regular sugar. Description: Sometimes there are good stories behind scientific discoveries.  Sucralose has one of those stories.

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What is Saccharin? Saccharin is a food additive used as an artificial sweetener. It has an E number of 954.  The name comes from the latin word for sugar, saccharum. Other artificial sweeteners include: Alitame Aspartame Acesulfame-potassium Sucralose Description: Sweeteners

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Alitame was developed in the 1980’s as an alternative to other artificial sweeteners such as aspartame. Although it is not currently approved in the US, it is available in many other countries.

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What is Aspartame?

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What is Aspartame? Purpose: Aspartame is an artificial sweetener used as a sugar substitute in a wide range of food and drinks.  It is approved for use in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.  Aspartame is marketed under the brands NutraSweet, Equal and Sugar

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Ingedient Acesulfame-potassium food additive information.

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