Overview of Aspartame
Benefits of Aspartame
Availability of Aspartame in Foods & Beverages
Aspartame and a Healthful Lifestyle
Aspartame Safety
How the Body Handles Aspartame
Use of Aspartame by Children, Pregnant Women, Diabetics
Aspartame Intake
Unfound Allegations on Aspartame Health Effects
Aspartame Safety Confirmed
The Future of Aspartame

Discovered in 1965, aspartame is a low-calorie sweetener with a sugar-like taste but is approximately 200 times sweeter than sucrose. Aspartame is one of the most thoroughly studied food ingredients ever, with more than 200 scientific studies confirming its safety.

Today, aspartame has established itself as an important component in thousands of foods and beverages and is primarily responsible for the growth of the low- and reduced-calorie market in the last two decades. Consumer research shows that low-calorie foods and beverages have become part of the lifestyle of millions of men and women who want to stay in better overall health, control their weight, or simply enjoy the many low-calorie products available. Aspartame helps provide calorie-conscious consumers with a wide variety of good-tasting, low-calorie products that are easily incorporated into a healthful lifestyle.


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