Methods of Analysis of Acesulfame-K and Aspartame

Authored by: Georgia-Paraskevi Nikoleli , Alexandras G. Asimakopoulos , Dimitrios P. Nikolelis

Handbook of Analysis of Active Compounds in Functional Foods

Print publication date:  January  2012
Online publication date:  January  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439815885
eBook ISBN: 9781439815908
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b11653-40

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Abstract

Acesulfame-K (ACS-K) and aspartame (ASP) are characterized as artificial high-intensity sweeteners. They are also called nonnutritive sweeteners. These two are commonly used in foods, beverages, and confectionery products. They are exclusively used for low-calorie intake that helps obese consumers to maintain their weight It is also medically suggested to diabetics to use foods containing these two artificial sweeteners instead of sugar.

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