Approximately 200 times sweeter than sucrose, aspartame is a low calorie sweetener used as a sugar substitute in foods and beverages. The taste of aspartame differs from sucrose in the time of onset and how long the sweetness lasts. The sweetness of aspartame lasts longer than that of sucrose, and it is often blended with other low- and no-calorie sweeteners such as acesulfame potassium to produce an overall taste more like sugar.

In addition to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) of the World Health Organization and Food and Agriculture Organization, the Scientific Committee on Food of the European Union (SCF), and regulatory agencies in more than 100 countries have reviewed aspartame and found it to be safe for use. Scientific evidence overwhelmingly supports the safety of aspartame, even in amounts far greater than people regularly consume.

With more than 200 studies affirming the safety of aspartame, it’s one of the most thoroughly researched ingredients out there. Contact us today for more information!

Kerry Kenny
Chief Technical Officer

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formats Powder, granular, fine granular, G100, high density powder
appearance White crystal or crystalline powder
pH level 4.5 – 6.0
packaging 25 kg net weight fiber drums with inner liners or as otherwise agreed upon
shipping Recommended to be stored in an odor-free environment

Low humidity conditions are recommended to minimize caking/degradation potentials
storage Store in cool, dry ambient environment. Avoid high heat.
shelf life The shelf life of this material is five years from the date of manufacture if stored in ambient room temperature conditions. Product should be reevaluated if it exceeds expiration date.
conformity FAO-WHO Specifications

Food Chemicals Codex

European Commission Regulation No. 231/2012

Japanese Standards for Food Additives

US Pharmacopoeia

Kosher, Parve, and Halal Certified

Suggested Uses

  • Tabletop sweeteners
  • Dry powder mixes
  • Chewable vitamins
  • Pharmaceuticals