Acesulfame Potassium, CAS# 55589-62-3, is a calorie-free sugar substitute manufactured through chemical synthesis, available as WHITE CRYSTALLINE POWDER. Acesulfame Potassium is widely used as sweetener as it is 200 times sweeter than sucrose. It is widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries with E number E950.
No significant side effects of Acesulfame Potassium are reported.
Ingestion of Acesulfame Potassium in large quantity may hurt our health, please follow the guideline of using Acesulfame Potassium: ADI 0-15 mg/kg bw
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Acesulfame Potassium could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Acesulfame Potassium in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Acesulfame Potassium for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.
Generally recognized as safe(GRAS) is a FDA designation that a specific substance or ingredient is generally considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Acesulfame Potassium is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.
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1. Long-term artificial sweetener acesulfame potassium treatment alters neurometabolic functions in C57BL/6J mice. [PLoS One. 2013 Aug]
Author: Cong WN, Wang R, Cai H, Daimon CM, Scheibye-Knudsen M, Bohr VA, Turkin R, Wood WH 3rd, Becker KG, Moaddel R, Maudsley S, Martin B.
2. Effect of the artificial sweetener, acesulfame potassium, a sweet taste receptor agonist, on glucose uptake in small intestinal cell lines. [J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Jan]
Author: Zheng Y, Sarr MG.