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."
Also known as acesulfame K, this high-intensity, non-caloric sweetener is a potassium salt that turned out to be 200 times sweeter than table sugar.
At this year's Fi Europe, Nutrinova will show the results of its research into the impact of its high intensity sweetener Sunett (Acesulfame K) in strawberry flavoured yoghurt.
Thus, an FDA staff member (Taylor 1986) noted in 1986, when the FDA had decided to accept the Hoechst studies, that 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.
Visitots are invited to taste beverages sweetened with blends of high-intensity sweetener Sunett (acesulfame K) and other agents, as well as a drink containing the omega-3 rich oil DHActive.
Also called Acesulfame K, Acesulfame potassium is calorie-free, carbohydrate-free and about 200 times sweeter than sugar.
The aspartame-acesulfame salt is a chemical combination of two already permitted intense sweeteners, aspartame and acesulfame K in equal parts.
A: Acesulfame potassium, or acesulfame K, was approved as a sugar substitute to be used in some products back in 1988.
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.Pepsi Max
In 1988, acesulfame potassium (acesulfame K) was approved.