Since 1988, has approved acesulfame sweetener, but most people do not even know that this is one of the artificial sweeteners used in their food and beverage. It is listed in the food label ACE – K, acesulfame potassium acesulfame, or Sunett ingredients. It is 200 times sweeter than sucrose (table sugar), and often as a flavor enhancer or save the sweets of sweetness. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established an acceptable daily intake (ADI) of up to 15 mg / kg bw / day.
Neotame: What are the advantages?
In 2002, the FDA approved a new version of aspartame called Neotame. Neotame is individuals with Beijing University of phenylalanine dangerous chemicals without aspartame. This is far more than aspartame and the effectiveness of sweetness than sugar (sucrose) is about 7,000 to 13,000 times.
Acesulfame-K: What are the pros and cons?
Surrounding the issue of Acesulfame-K improper testing and lack of long-term basis of the study. The Acesulfame-K contain the carcinogen methylene chloride. Dichloromethane long-term exposure can cause headaches, depression, nausea, mental confusion, the impact of the liver, kidneys, impaired vision in humans with cancer. Been opposed to the use of Acesulfame-K, no further testing is a very big, but at this time, FDA does not require these tests.
Neotame is also to promote the use as a flavor enhancer, “a prominent and the lifting of the taste of food.” Neotame site status, it is for people of all ages, including pregnant or nursing women, adolescents and children safe, and can used in cooking. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established an acceptable daily intake (ADI), 18 mg / kg body weight / day.