Does NutraSweet have side effects?

What is NutraSweet ®?

NutraSweet® is the NutraSweet Company's brand name for the low-calorie artificial sweetener aspartame. It is used to sweeten a variety of foods and beverages and is about 200 times sweeter than sugar.

Since aspartame is intensely sweet, very little is required to sweeten foods and beverages. Therefore products sweetened with aspartame are usually lower in calories.

NutraSweet ® brand sweeteners have been widely used for diet carbonated soft drinks since their introduction in the early 1980s.

NutraSweet ® is a registered trade mark
of NutraSweet Property Holdings, Inc.


consumption of NutraSweet  
NutraSweet® is used in a variety of foods and beverages and is about 200 times sweeter than sugar.

NutraSweet ® is one of the brand names under which aspartame is marketed. More than 200 scientific studies have been conducted on aspartame over the last 30 years, verifying its safety and establishing an Acceptable Daily Intake. More...

However, alleged side effects of aspartame fuel debates on artificial sweeteners such as NutraSweet. More...

read the GreenFacts Digest on aspartame to find more on the safety of NutraSweet.
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Aspartame, the sweetener contained in NutraSweet®, is sometimes misspelled aspertame.