alitame

Pronunciation: [AL-ih-taym]

Although not sanctioned for use in the United States at this writing, Alitame is expected to soon become FDA approved. This supernova of artificial sweeteners is 2,000 times sweeter than sugar. It's a compound of two amino acids—alanine and aspartic acid. See also acesulfame-k; aspartame; neotame; saccharin; sucralose.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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