Aspartame is a low-calorie sweetener which is approximately 200 times sweeter than sucrose. The rapid rise in aspartame's popularity can be attributed to the many benefits aspartame provides to calorie-conscious consumers. The following chart highlights potential calorie savings from products sweetened with aspartame versus their traditional counterparts.
|Product||Traditional (kcal)||Aspartame sweetened (kcal)|
|Carbonated Beverage (12 oz.)||150||0|
|Low-calorie tabletop sweetener (equivalent to 2 tsp. of sugar)||32||0|
|Gelatin dessert (4 oz.)||80||10|
|Pudding (4 oz.)||160||80|
Leading health associations re-reviewed and support use of Aspartame
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Low-calorie sweeteners provide consumers with many benefits, both psychological and physiological. Health professionals and consumers believe low-calorie sweeteners are effective for the following purposes: weight maintenance, weight reduction, management of diabetes, reduction of dental caries, and reduction in the risks associated with obesity. Get the facts about Aspartame, it's uses, and benefits.