Acesulfame-K E 950

Additive E-950

What is acesulfame K?

Acesulfame K (E 950) is a food additive classified as a non-caloric sweetener. It has sweetening power. It is also used to enhance the flavor of food.

It is artificially obtained from acetoacetic acid.

Its sweetening power is approximately 200 times higher than the sweetening power of sugar (sucrose).

It does not cause cavities.

Chemical properties of acesulfame K

It is a thermosetting substance.

Food uses of acesulfame K

Sugar-free drinks, low-calorie drinks, desserts, spreads, industrial jams, jellies, sweet-sour preserves, delicatessen salads, mustard sauce, snacks, alcoholic beverages.

Acesulfame-K toxicity

Its ADI is 9mg / kg.

It is considered safe.

Other noncaloric sweeteners that are commonly used in food:

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

25 May, 2021

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