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Frequently asked questions about the sweetener aspartame

What is aspartame and other Qs & As

Aspartame is a low-calorie sweetening ingredient that tastes like sugar and is used in many foods we consume every day, including carbonated beverages, dairy products, fruit spreads, chewing gums and candies. It is also used as a tabletop sweetener. Aspartame can replace up to 99 percent of the calories in soft drinks. Without this sweetening ingredient, the great taste of many of today's low calorie products would not be possible.

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Why do products which contain aspartame have the label 'Contains a source of phenylalanine' on the packaging?

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Frequently asked questions about the sweetener aspartame