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[mass noun] A very sweet substance used as an artificial sweetener, chiefly in low-calorie products. It is a derivative of aspartic acid and phenylalanine.
- ‘One of the challenges in using aspartame as a sweetener is the replacement of the sugar-body or bulk.’
- ‘I've heard a lot about the potential side effects and health risks of non-caloric artificial sweeteners such as aspartame.’
- ‘In the United States, four artificial sweeteners are approved for use: saccharin, aspartame, sucralose, and acesulfame-K.’
- ‘Some people are allergic to food additives, color additives, sulfites, and the low-calorie sweetener aspartame.’
- ‘Certain products such as yogurt, milkshakes and ice cream may rely on aspartame for sweetness.’
- ‘‘Some people believe aspartame gives them headaches,’ Schardt says, but this notion is disputed by most research.’
- ‘The safety of saccharin has been debated for the past several decades, but this time the culprit ingredient is aspartame, commonly found in sugar-free diet drinks.’
- ‘New research suggests that the artificial sweetener aspartame may actually go to your head.’
- ‘One of this drink's chief ingredients is the artificial sweetener aspartame.’
- ‘The sweetener aspartame is made from aspartic acid.’
- ‘The derivatives used to prepare saccharine and aspartame, substitutes for sugar, have inorganic chemicals that make us vulnerable to diseases by bringing down the immunity of the body.’
- ‘Whether aspartame or other sweeteners are related to this increase has yet to be determined.’
- ‘However, aspartame comprises just two amino acids (aspartic acid and phenylalanine).’
- ‘The most commonly used sweetener ingredient in yogurt is aspartame.’
- ‘Since being approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1981, aspartame has been repeatedly panned in the media, for different reasons.’
- ‘How can stevia ever fairly compete with artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame and saccharin, when the latter two are allowed to be called sweeteners?’
- ‘I was going to say they overdid the saccharine, but hey, I suspect it was aspartame.’
- ‘Numerous studies have been performed on aspartame and many other sugar substitutes, and no significant harm to humans has been conclusively identified.’
- ‘Until recently we resorted to artificial sweeteners such as saccharine or aspartame, but never felt good about it.’
- ‘Also don't give kids foods with the artificial sweetener aspartame, which can cause such side effects as excitability and mood swings.’
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