Overview: What is Acesulfame K?
A non-caloric sweetening agent manufactured artificially, Acesulfame K (Ace K) is approximately 200 times sweeter than sugar. The K in Ace K stands for Potassium, one of the materials within the product. Some companies do sell this as Acesulfame Potassium.
The manufacture of Acesulfame K happens through a process where acetoacetic acid reacts with Potassium. Through a range of routes, this combination created Acesulfame K.
As a result, Ace K is stable at a molecular level. This stability results in its application within a range of foods such as baking. It does not degrade under heat, acidic or base conditions whilst also aiding in extended shelf life applications.
As mentioned, this stability means Ace K can be used in products ranging from baked goods to confectionary, carbonated drinks, fruit juices and beyond. As such, sugar-free products and medicines use Acesulfame K to reduce calories, reduce the chance of cavities, diabetes and much more.
Acesulfame K at Kilo Ltd.
As with many sweeteners, you can find Ace K blended with a range of other sweeteners and bulking agents. This includes Aspartame as a common combination to make a blend, which simulates sugar's sweetness more accurately. As previously mentioned, many sweeteners work with Acesulfame K to provide more flexible applications for other sweeteners with their stability.
Additionally, Pharmaceuticals and sports nutrition use Ace K. It is a flexible, sugar and calorie-free alternative for protein powders, medicines and many more.
Supplying Acesulfame K throughout the UK and Ireland, Kilo focus on providing a quality product alongside our support as a business. As a business, we provide ourselves with being customer-driven and maintain the highest standards on site in line with our BRC Accreditations. This accreditation shows our beliefs and dedication to high quality and holding ourselves to the highest possible standards in everything we do.
This high quality is all achieved whilst providing our stocks at competitive prices to suit your needs as a customer. We aim to provide everything possible to give you peace of mind.
Should you require costs, details, or any other information, Kilo is more than happy to assist. Discover why we are the go-to source for Ace K and many more. We are available to call on 01384 293 222 via email or using any of the buttons on this page for further information.
|Food & Beverages|||||Confectionary, Chewing Gum, Low-Sugar Meals|
|Drinks|||||Fruit Juices, Carbonated Drinks, Alcohol|
|Sports Nutrition|||||Protein Blends|
This information is provided as a guide and is by no means legally binding. Suggestions on dosage rates, specific applications and anything else related to detailed quality information can be provided by our quality team or requested directly to our manufacturer.