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Sodium Saccharin

Characteristics and properties

Chemical Class: Sodium salt of sulphobenzimide
Relative Sweetness: 450–500 times sweeter than sugar
Taste: Sweet rapid onset with a bitter note at moderate levels
Stability: Good stability during storage and processing; stable to heat, pH and shear conditions
Solubility: Highly soluble
Safety: Controversial but approved
ADI: 2.5 mg/kg body weight
Approval: Widely approved internationally, including the European Community, South Africa and the USA (with printed warnings), however with limited use levels
Applications: Tabletop sweeteners
Dairy products
Canned goods
Baked goods
Pharmaceutical products
Soft drinks
Fruit-based products

Advantages: Excellent stability
No kilojoules
Tooth friendly
Suitable for diabetics
Synergistic with other sweeteners

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