An artificial sweetener invented in 1990 and FDA approved in 2002, Neotame is 8,000 times sweeter than sugar. It's an analog of aspartame and can be used in both hot and cold mixtures, as well as for baking. See also acesulfame-k; alitame; aspartame; 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.