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Acesulfame Potassium (Acesulfame-K or Ace K)


Posted by Jane N.

This lesser known sugar substitute was approved by the FDA in 1988 and is often used in conjunction with other sweeteners, such as aspartame and sucralose. It’s roughly 200 times sweeter than sugar. A combination of an organic acid and potassium, this sweetener contains zero calories and isn’t metabolized in the body. It’s found in a myriad of items, including gum, candy and alcoholic beverages. The ADI for acesulfame potassium is 15mg/kg body weight. As for the previous examples, an individual weighing 160lbs could consume about 25 sodas, depending on which brand.
 
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