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Aspartame is a substance belonging to the sweeteners. It consists of a white, crystalline powder that is sparingly or poorly soluble in water. Aspartame is about 200 times sweeter than glucose. It is produced by a chemical reaction of aspartic acid, phenylalanine and methanol.
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Food additive (E 951)
flavor enhancer, sweetener
Aspartame is only approved for certain foods. These include:
energy-reduced or sugar-free beverages without alcohol (max. 600 mg/l)
energy-reduced or sugar-free desserts (max. 1,000 mg/kg)
energy-reduced or sugar-free confectionery (max. 2,000 mg/kg)
energy-reduced or sugar-free spreads, jams, marmalades, preserves, jellies (max. 1,000 mg/kg)
preserved sweet-and-sour fruit and vegetables (max. 300 mg/kg)
preserved sweet-sour fish, sea and molluscs (max. 300 mg/kg)
snack products made from cereals or nuts (max. 350 mg/kg)
Alcoholic beverages (max. 600 mg/kg)