Aspartame, just what is it ?
Aspartame is one of the most common artificial sweeteners in use today. It is sold under the brand names NutraSweet® and Equal®.
(40% of Aspartame) Aspartic Acid
(50% of Aspartame) Phenylalanine
(10% of Aspartame) Methanol
Aspartame is low-calorie (4kcal/g) and up to 200 times sweeter than sugar.
Aspartame is used in many foods and beverages because it’s about 200 times sweeter than sugar, so much less of it can be used to give the same level of sweetness. This, in turn, lowers the calories in the food or beverage.