Overview: What is Aspartame?
Aspartame is an artificial, non-saccharide sweetener that is roughly 200 times sweeter than sugar. Aspartame is an ester of aspartic acid/phenylalanine that is one of the most rigorously tested food ingredients worldwide.
The manufacture of Aspartame occurs by fermentation before synthesis. Manufacturing by fermentation takes bacteria to create these reactions before isolating the product into amino acids. After this, artificial synthesis then reacts phenylalanine with methanol and other substances before reacting to acetic acid. Both routes then are purified, milled and packed before being resold worldwide.
As a regularly tested product, a vast range of studies show that the product is safe for consumption and is proven to reduce caloric intake in adults and children.
As a sweetener, Aspartame is less stable under heat on its own, so it is usually buffered alongside other sweeteners such as Aspartame and bulking agents and sugars like Maltodextrin, Dextrose many others. However, Aspartame is well known for being stable under acidic and base mixtures, making it a powerful addition to various products and applications.
Aspartame at Kilo Ltd.
Aspartame's primary application groups tend to be in the beverage industry, such as diet soft drinks, powdered drink mixes, and dairy. Additionally, jello and pudding mixes, chewing gum and desserts also use Aspartame as a calorie-free alternative. Unlike many sweeteners, it is less common in baked or heavily processed goods due to its instability under heat.
Kilo is a major supplier of Aspartame throughout both the UK and Ireland. We focus on providing a customer-driven, quality-focused mindset to give our customers a great product and experience. This includes transparent, open quoting and lead times to help you plan without stresses.
As a BRC Accredited supplier, we have shown and continue to show our dedication to our business values and get regularly audited to prove this. Our high standards are met whilst also ensuring we can supply these products at genuinely competitive prices and flexible volumes to aid our customers, all for your peace of mind.
If this information was of interest or need more details, we are more than happy to help. Kilo is readily available by phone on 01384 293 222 or via email using the contact form or via the many buttons on the page for more 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.