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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LycoRed offers three artificial sweeteners: SucraCote sucralose, AsparCote aspartame and AcesuCote acesulfam K - each in a slow release delivery system providing taste enhancement through longer flavour retention.
Launched this week in the UK and globally, the new version contains Aspartame and another sweetener called Acesulfam K instead of sugar, with the result that one can has only eight calories.