e950 Acesulfame K

Synthetic food additive with sweetening role. It is about 200 times sweeter than sugar, comparing equal amounts from the two products. Acesulfame K is chemically stable compound at high temperatures and acidic environments. Does not contain calories and, although not a carbohydrate, it suddenly triggers pancreatic activity which increases its possibilities of use, compared to other artificial sweeteners. The pancreas produces insulin in quantities proportional to the precieved intensity of the sensation of sweet. Because insulin does not meet the sugars it needs to metabolize in blood, it triggers the feeling of hunger to recieve the carbohydrates it needs to neutralize itself. The hormonal imbalance thus created is resolved by food consumption. This action mechanism can be an explanation for the continuous percentage growth of overweight or obese population, as well as the lack of results of many weightloss diets. World organisations such as the Codex Alimentarius Commission and the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Food consider the use of this additive, which is excreted unchanged in the urine, to be safe.

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e953 Isomalt
Food additive with multiple functions. It is a natural product with anti-caking, thickening, emulsifying, glazing role and is a substance-support for other additives and sweeteners. Due to its high temperature stability, this sweetener is successfully used in heat-treated…
e955 Sucralose
Food additive with sweetening role, obtained by chemical processes from regular sugar, being 600 times sweeter than sugar, very stable at any pH and at high temperatures, as well as over time, thus allowing its use in a…
e957 Thaumatin
Food additive with flavor enhancing and sweetening role. It is a natural product, obtained from the katemfe’s fruit seed husks of the Thaumatococcus daniellii shrub that grows in West Africa. As a sweetener, thaumatin is 2000 times sweeter…
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