Artificial sweetner - Acesulphame k


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Artificial sweetner - Acesulphame k

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  2. 2. Ace K FORMULA : C4H4KNO4S IUPAC ID : potassium 6-methyl-2,2-dioxo-2H-1,2λ6,3-oxathiazin-4-olate Molar mass : 201.242 g/mol Density : 1.81 g/cm³ Melting point : 225 °C E Number : E950 Soluble in: Water Sweetness : 200 times than normal sugar. Uses : Chewing gum, desserts, alcoholic beverages, syrups, candies, sauces, and yogurt. It is found in Hershey's Lite Syrup and Fat Free Dutch Chocolate Hot Cocoa, Trident gum and sugar free Jell-O. Discovery : was developed after the accidental discovery of a similar compound in 1967 by Karl Clauss and Harald Jensen .After accidentally dipping his fingers into the chemicals that he was working with, Clauss licked them to pick up a piece of paper.
  3. 3. 1) How is acesulfame potassium made? . Acesulfame potassium is made from a process that involves the transformation of an organic intermediate, acetoacetic acid, and its combination with the naturally occurring mineral, potassium, to form a highly stable, crystalline sweetener. 2) Why is acesulfame potassium used in sweetener blends? Ace K is often used in sweetener blends to produce a more sugar-like taste in a food or beverage. The ingredient also helps the blend retain its sweetness during baking or heat processing, which is important for preparing foods, such as cookies and candies. Ace K helps blends sustain their sweetness over time, thereby increasing the sweetness shelf life of products. In addition, foods containing blends of Ace K contain up to 40 percent less total sweetener. 3) How much acesulfame potassium may people consume? (ADI) for Ace K, the amount has been set at 15 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) of body weight. At current average usage levels for example, this amount would correspond roughly to two gallons of beverage daily.
  4. 4. .  Benefits  200 times sweeter than sugar.  Clean, sweet taste with a fast onset and no lingering aftertaste.  Has a synergistic sweetening effect when combined with caloric and non-caloric sweeteners (more sugar-like sweetness profile than single sweeteners).  Shortens lingering sweetness of sucralose and aspartame and enhances and intensifies other flavors.  Not metabolized by the body but is excreted unchanged.  Rapid solubility, heat stable. Can be used in cooking and baking.  Sodium-free and safe for the general population.  Like all low- and no-calorie sweeteners, is suitable for diabetics and does not promote tooth decay.  pH stable, long shelf life.
  5. 5.  Reasons to Avoid Acesulfame Potassium  . Methylene chloride, a solvent used in the manufacture of acesulfame potassium, is the substance that may give the food additive its potential carcinogenic characteristics. In addition, exposure to methylene chloride for long periods of time may lead to such side effects as: ■Breast tumors ■Chronic respiratory disease ■Depression ■Headaches ■Kidney and liver problems ■Leukemia ■Lung tumors ■Mental confusion ■Nausea ■Visual disturbances  Acesulfame potassium may also increase the appetite, by tricking the satiety signals of our body. When consuming products that contain this artificial sweetener, cravings for extremely sweet foods may develop. In these conditions, taste perception is changed and the taste of fruits and vegetables do not feel tasty anymore.