Acesulfame-K

Acesulfame K, also known as acesulfame potassium or ace K, is approximately 200 times sweeter than sugar. Acesulfame K has no calories because it’s not metabolized by the body. Acesulfame K is sold under the brand names of Sunett, Sweet One, and Sweet & Safe.

In addition to tabletop products, ace K can be found in thousands of a wide variety of oral hygiene and pharmaceutical products, as well as foods and beverages. Ace K is approved as a general-purpose sweetener in the U.S., and is used in such diverse products as dry beverage and dessert mixes, hard and soft candies, chocolate confections, chewing gum, baked goods, dairy products, carbonated drinks and alcoholic beverages. Acesulfame K has the advantage that it is stable at temperatures below 400 0F.

Acesulfame K is commonly blended with other nutritive and artificial sweeteners. It will be listed in the ingredient statement of a packaged food or beverage as “acesulfame potassium.”

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