E951 — пищевая добавка, подсластитель, усилитель вкуса: аспартам, aspartame (Е951)

Aspartame is essentially a non-caloric artificial sweetener which is 160-200 times sweeter than sucrose (sugar), that has a clean sweet taste with slower onset and a prolonged sweet aftertaste. Aspartame is the methyl ester of the dipeptide of the natural amino acids L-aspartic acid and L-phenylalanine. It produces a white crystalline powder that is soluble in water and highly soluble in ethanol. It is unstable and may hydrolyse (breakdown) into it's constituent amino acids and methanol (which is toxic) under strong acidic or alkaline conditions, and under elevated temperatures. Aspartic acid and phenylalanine are also found naturally in protein containing foods (including meats, grains and dairy products) and in fruits, vegetables and their juices. Aspartame is also used as a flavour enhancer to intensify fruit flavours. It also has a synergistic sweetening effect when combined with saccharin, acesulphame K, cyclamates, sucrose, glucose, isomalt (isomalt steuroside), and stevioside.

Too many adverse effects possible to list, 92 documented with the US FDA!, Some people are allergic to aspartame, migraine headaches are a common reaction in these people. Research currently in the USA in regard to incidence of brain tumours. Diet drinks containing it are banned for U.S. Airforce pilots and in an pilots magazine, commercial pilots are told to avoid it. In 9,000 products from low joule to pharmaceuticals. AVOID IT!

Common Uses

Baked goods, desserts, dessert toppings, dessert mixes, topping mixes, fillings, filling mixes, bakery products and mixes (encapsulated aspartame), dry mixes for dairy products, frozen desserts, soft drinks, beverage concentrates, tea beverages, cereals, sugar preserves, confectionery, sugar-free syrups, jams and jellies, purées, sauces, confectionery glazes, products, vinegar, pickles, salad dressings, condiments, fruit and vegetable and nut products and spreads, chewing gum, emulsions, breath mints, and chewable vitamins.



Анонсы статей о здоровье, обзоры пищевых добавок и многое другое.