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Aspartame Sweetener

Product Name Aspartame Sweetener
Other Names L-alpha-aspartyl-L-phenylalanine methyl ester, APM, N-(L-alpha-Aspartyl)-L-phenylalanine methyl ester, L-alpha-Aspartyl-L-phenylalanine methyl ester
CAS Number 22839-47-0
Molecular Formula C14H18N2O5
Molecular Weight Approximately 294.30 g/mol
Applications Personal Care, Dietary Supplements, Functional Foods, Animal Nutrition, etc.
Package 1kg, 5kg/bag, 25kg/drum


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Aspartame Sweetener


On June 29, the International Agency for Cancer, affiliated with the WHO, is considering categorizing Aspartame as a potential human carcinogen. The decision on this classification is expected to be announced on July 14th. 

What Is Aspartame?

Aspartame is a low-calorie artificial sweetener used as a sugar substitute in various food and beverage products. It is composed of phenylalanine and aspartic acid and is approximately 200 times more potent than sucrose. So, it is not naturally sourced from any specific plant or natural ingredient.

Aspartame is used in soft drinks, sugar-free or reduced-calorie beverages, desserts, chewing gum, yogurt, and other food items. However, it is not heat-stable, so it may lose sweetness when exposed to high temperatures for prolonged periods. Aspartame is typically added to products during production rather than used in baking or cooking.

The FDA and EFSA have approved Aspartame for ingestion, but individuals with the genetic disorder phenylketonuria must avoid it due to their inability to metabolize phenylalanine properly.

Common Bulk Sweetener Aspartame Specification

Type Artificial sweetener
Appearance White crystalline powder
Content ≥ 98%
Purity ≥ 99%
Particle Size 100 – 200 mesh
Certifications ISO, Kosher, Halal
Other Ingredient None
Solvent None
Water Content ≤ 4%
Test Method HPLC, FTIR, UV-Vis
MOQ (minimum order quantity) 1kg
Sample Available (10-20g/bag)
OEM Service Available, such as capsules, tablets, pills, etc.
ODM Service Available
Private Label Available
Contract Manufacturing Available

What Is The Best Source Of Aspartame Sweetener?

The most common source of aspartame sweetener is through commercial production. It is produced through a complex manufacturing process that combines two amino acids, phenylalanine, and aspartic acid, to create the aspartame molecule.

Aspartame is typically produced in specialized manufacturing facilities using advanced chemical processes. The production involves the precise combination of the amino acids, purification steps, and rigorous quality control measures to ensure the desired sweetness and purity of the final product.

What Is Aspartame Manufacturing Process?

  1. Phenylalanine and aspartic acid are obtained from natural or synthetic sources.
  2. Phenylalanine and aspartic acid are combined with enzymes or catalysts to form aspartyl-phenylalanine methyl ester.
  3. Methylating agents are used to convert the ester into Aspartame.
  4. Impurities are removed through filtration, crystallization, and chromatography.
  5. Aspartame is dried and ground into a fine powder.
Aspartame sweetener flow chart

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What is Aspartame good for?

Aspartame provides a sweet taste without adding significant calories, making it an attractive option for those seeking low-calorie or sugar-free alternatives.

  • It is used in various food products like candies, desserts, and baked goods.
  • Aspartame maintains its sweetness even during baking and cooking.
  • It doesn’t contribute to tooth decay and is used in oral hygiene products.
  • It minimizes blood sugar levels, making it suitable for low-glycemic or diabetic diets.
  • It enhances the overall taste and sweetness of food and beverages.

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