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What are the different types of artificial sweeteners?

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Artificial low-calorie sweeteners include:

  • Saccharin (Sweet'N Low, Sugar Twin). You can use it in both hot and cold foods. Avoid this sweetener if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal). You can use it in both cold and warm foods. It may lose some sweetness at high temperatures. People who have a condition called phenylketonuria should avoid this sweetener.
  • Acesulfame potassium or ace-K (Sweet One, Swiss Sweet, Sunett). You can use it in both cold and hot foods, including in baking and cooking.
  • Sucralose (Splenda). You can use it in hot and cold foods, including in baking and cooking. Processed foods often contain it.
  • Advantame can be used in baked goods, soft drinks and other non-alcoholic beverages, chewing gum, candies, frostings, frozen desserts, gelatins and puddings, jams and jellies, processed fruits and fruit juices, toppings and syrups.
  • Neotame (Newtame)

SOURCES:
American Diabetes Association: "Sweeteners and Desserts: Sugar and Other Sweeteners."
WebMD Medical Reference: "Diabetes: Healthy Diet Basics."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 17, 2019

SOURCES:
American Diabetes Association: "Sweeteners and Desserts: Sugar and Other Sweeteners."
WebMD Medical Reference: "Diabetes: Healthy Diet Basics."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 17, 2019

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