Neotame is an artificial sweetener made by NutraSweet that is between 7,000 and 13,000 times sweeter than sucrose (table sugar). It is moderately heat-stable, extremely potent, rapidly metabolized, completely eliminated, and does not appear to accumulate in the body. Often used to intensify other high intensity sweetener blends.
Neotame is N-[N-(3,3-dimethylbutyl)-L-aspartyl]-L-phenylalanine 1-methly ester. It is a white, crystalline powder that has a sweet taste. It is sparingly soluble in water and very soluble in alcohol. The pH of a 0.5% solution is between 5.0 and 7.0. Neotame has a clean, sweet taste that is approximately 8,000- 14,000 times sweeter than sugar.
Molecular Weight: 378.47
Flashpoint: Not Applicable
Beverages, Tabletop Sweeteners, Baked Goods, Dry Mixes, Yogurts, Ice Cream, and Cereals.
|Assay (on dry basis)||97.0% to 102.0%|
|Residue on Ignition / Sulphated Ash||≤ 0.2%|
|Optical (Specific) Rotation||-43.4° and -40.0°|
|pH (0.5% Solution)||5.0~7.0|
|Lead||≤ 1 ppm|
20-kg cardboard drums with two PE liner bags or as otherwise agreed upon.
SHIPPING & HANDLING
Recommended to be shipped in an odor-free environment. Low humidity conditions are recommended to minimize caking/degradation potentials.
Neotame should be stored in a cool, dry ambient environment. Avoid high heat. Recommended storage conditions are 59° to 86° F (15° – 30° C) and 35% to 60% relative humidity.
The shelf life of this material is 5 years from the date of manufacture if stored in recommended conditions. Product should be reevaluated if it exceeds expiration date.
This material is Kosher, Pareve and Halal Certified.