Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Acesulfame-K; acesulfamum potassium; CAS No 55589-62-3

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Acesulfame is a synthetically produced sweetener. The substance consists of colourless crystals that are soluble in water. Acesulfame is 200 times sweeter than sucrose.

Field of application/use
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Food additive (E 950)

flavor enhancer, sweetener

Acesulfame is nru approved for certain foods. These include:

energy-reduced and sugar-free drinks without alcohol and desserts (max. 350 mg/l)

energy-reduced and sugar-free confectionery (max. 500 to 1,000 mg/kg)

energy-reduced and sugar-free spreads, jams, marmalades, jellies (max. 1,000 mg/kg)

tinned sweet and sour fruit and vegetables, fish, sea and molluscs (max. 200 mg/kg)

delicatessen salads, mustard, sauces (max. 350 mg/kg)

Cabbage products from cereals or nuts (max. 350 mg/kg)

alcoholic beverages (max. 350 mg/kg)

In addition, the sweetener is used in toothpastes, mouthwashes and pharmaceuticals, among other things.


Last updated on: 29.10.2020