Acesulfame Potassium – ACE KPersonal Hygiene

uses

Food:
Acesulfame-K is an ideal food sweetener as it does not react with other food ingredients within PH2-10, thus creating a synergistic balance between all components. In turn, its long shelf life enables food to last longer, while enhancing sweetness. This effectively reduces production cost, at no loss to taste or stability.

Ironically, despite being a sweetener, Acesulfame-K is low on calories and has been proven to have no effect on serum glucose. This means that it does not contribute to blood glucose or cholesterol levels making it an ideal substitute for making sweets like ice-cream. It can be found in fruit juices, baked goods, and condiments.

Pharmaceutical/Medical:
Unlike other sweeteners, it does not promote tooth decay as bacteria does not consume this ingredient unlike its counterpart sucrose. Acesulfame-K can often be found in dental floss and toothpastes as a flavour additive.

Description

Acesulfame Potassium (Acesulfame-K) is a calorie-free sugar substitute that is over 200 times sweeter than sucrose. It is similar in sweetness to aspartame. When pure, it is a white crystalline powder. It is known to be highly stable and can be stored for at least 10 years without showing signs of decomposition or absorption of moisture from the air. Unlike other sweeteners, it exhibits great stability in high temperatures up to 225℃, yet it conveniently dissolves in water at room temperature.

history

In 1967, Karl Clauss and Harald Jensen discovered a compound that is very similar to acesulfame potassium. According to documented notes, Clauss did not wash his hands properly and when he licked his fingers to grab a piece of paper, he discovered a pleasantly sweet flavour.

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