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The sweetener Aspartame (E951)

  1. People have a real sweet tooth, but try to consume less and less sugar. The substance aspertame is often used instead of sugar. Aspartame is an artificial sweetener that is about 200x sweeter than sugar. You will find aspartame mainly in light products, sugar-free sweets and sweets. It is also known as the E number E951.

What is aspartame and what is it for?

  1. Aspartame is an artificial sweetener that is about 200x sweeter than sugar. You will find aspartame mainly in light products, sugar-free sweets and sweets. It is also known as the E number E951.

Discovery

  1. Aspartame was accidentally discovered in 1965 by the American Schlatter. He was actually researching a new medicine against stomach ulcers and for this he always linked two natural amino acids together. When he licked his fingers, he found that the joint he just made tasted very sweet.

Safety

  1. Aspartame is a safe sweetener. That is why aspartame has been assigned an E number (E951) in the European Union.

Complaints of aspartame

  1. There are people who claim to have experienced complaints from the use of aspartame. Some complaints could be:

Good or bad?

  1. Opinions are strongly divided on this artificial sweetener. On the one hand, it is said that this sweetener is not dangerous, but there are also many people who do experience side effects from Aspartame. Research is still being done on this sweetener, so this story is sure to get a tail end.

Tip

  1. Check the labels of your products more often. That way you know what you eat / drink. Incidentally, light products are not always the best choice. Look at light chips, for example: You want to be healthy, but you do eat chips. That is very contradictory. It may contain less fat, etc., but that does not mean that you can eat a lot without gaining weight.



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