Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 18.12.2020

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Natrii cyclamas; Sodium citricum neutral; Sodium cyclamate; Trisodium salt of citric acid

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Cyclamate is a synthetically produced sweetener. The substance consists of a white, crystalline and odourless powder. It is soluble in water and insoluble in ethanol, ether and chloroform.

Field of application/use
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Food additive (E 952)


Cyclamate is only permitted in certain foods. These include:

energy-reduced or sugar-free beverages (max. 250 mg/l)

energy-reduced or sugar-free desserts (max. 250 mg/kg)

energy-reduced or sugar-free spreads, jams, marmalades, jellies (max. 500 - 1,000 mg/kg)

energy-reduced or sugar-free canned fruit (max. 1,000 mg/kg)

food supplements (max. 400 - 1,250 mg/kg)

In addition, cyclamate is used in the cosmetics industry and in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals.


Last updated on: 18.12.2020