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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In contrast, aspartame--while recently ruled safe for human consumption at current levels by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and currently accounting for a value of [pounds sterling]280 million in 2013--is expected to drop to [pounds sterling]210 million by 2017 as stevia, and blends of stevia and other sweeteners such as acesulfame K begin to take a greater share of the market.
This flavoring substance could be broadly used to improve the palatability of foods and beverages containing acesulfame K and saccharin.
It was approved by the FDA in 1998, despite some studies that found that rats fed acesulfame K developed tumors.
The question remains whether these studies are sufficiently definitive or rigorous in light of the potential for widespread, [sic] high exposure to acesulfame K in all group [sic] in the population.
Acesulfame K can be found in brand name sweeteners such as Sunett, Sweet One and DiabetiSweet.
The aspartame-acesulfame salt is a chemical combination of two already permitted intense sweeteners, aspartame and acesulfame K in equal parts.
Lefferts and Anne Witte Garland, Jacobson found that acesulfame K has not been tested adequately.
ST Ivel Shape Thick 'n' Creamy has 18 ingredients, including 11 additives: guar gum, aspartame, acesulfame K, citric acid, potassium sorbate, lutein, anthocyanins, beta carotene, ascorbic acid.
Although it has not been given GRAS status, acesulfame K is approved for use as a tabletop sweetener and in a wide variety of products, including beverages, coffee creamers, puddings, baked goods, candies, breath mints, alcoholic beverages, frozen desserts, sauces, yogurt, and chewing gum.
a) acesulfame K (Sweet One) b) aspartame (NutraSweet or Equal) c) saccharin (Sweet'N Low) d) sucralose (Splenda) e) sugar or honey
At 200 times sweeter than sugar in a 3 percent solution, says Simplicio, acesulfame K has "a synergy with other sweeteners which, when blended, can successfully mimic the sweetness of sugar.
Acesulfame Potassium: Acesulfame potassium, commonly referred to as Acesulfame K or Ace K, was discovered in 1967.