acesulfame potassium

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a·ce·sul·fame potassium

A white crystalline powder, C4H4KNO4S, having a taste about 200 times sweeter than sucrose, used as a calorie-free sweetener. Also called acesulfame K.

[Alteration of earlier acetosulfam (perhaps influenced by aspartame) : aceto- + sulf(o)- + am(ine).]
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The most common sweeteners used in foods are: acesulfame K, aspartame, saccharin, sorbitol, sucralose, steviol glycosides and xylitol.
Some of the major food manufacturers have started using artificial sweeteners such as Aspartame, Acesulfame K, and Neo-tame instead of sugar.
In 2013 the soft drinks industry consumed only close to 700 tons of stevia ingredients, versus 12,300 tons of aspartame, or 8,700 tons of acesulfame K.
The beverage maker added acesulfame potassium to boost its base sweetener aspartame, which is sensitive to heat and is susceptible to breaking down, the New York Post reported.
PepsiCo said in a statement that it was adding a "very small amount" of acesulfame potassium "to ensure consistency with every sip".
In addition to aspartame, cans of Diet Pepsi found in New York, Omaha, Nebraska, and the San Francisco Bay Area now list acesulfame potassium as an ingredient.
Two, acesulfame and sucralose, were remarkably resistant to treatment by conventional sewage treatment plants as well as by a more advanced soil aquifer treatment plant, report environmental engineer Marco Scheurer and colleagues from the Water Technology Center in Karlsruhe.
From acesulfame K to xylitol, the food industry has been driven to find low-calorie substitutes for sugar in products from chewing gum to pharmaceuticals.
At the same time, the company is also launching Vanilla Coke Zero (to replace Diet Vanilla Coke, which we really liked but had a difficult time finding in stores -- and which was also pulled 18 months ago) -- containing zero calories and sweetened with aspartame and acesulfame potassium.
Instead, The Coca-Cola Company hopes that the sweeter taste profile achieved by using less aspartame and more acesulfame potassium (ace-k) will draw new consumers to the brand.
Sweetened with a blend of aspartame and acesulfame potassium, the carbonated beverage is being targeted to young adults.
The drink will be sweetened partly with a blend of aspartame and acesulfame potassium.