Neotame is a versatile new food ingredient that can be used as a sweetener and flavor enhancer in foods and beverages, without the calories for dieters. Neotame has the other name is the sugar diet.
Neotame provides food and beverage manufacturers with greater flexibility and value in developing products that meet consumer expectations for great taste.
FDA Approved in 2002. After reviewing more than 100 scientific studies with neotame, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) affirmed its safety and functionality by granting general use approval for neotame as a sweetener and flavor enhancer in foods and beverages.
FDA has a detailed and extensive process for evaluating the safety and functionality of new food additives. This rigorous process provides a high level of confidence in the safety of neotame. FDA’s review of neotame included evaluation of the comprehensive research done in both humans and animals using amounts of neotame that far exceed expected consumption levels.
Neotame has no effect on blood glucose or insulin levels. It is considered safe for use during pregnancy. Unlike aspartame, neotame is safe for people who suffer from phenylketonuria (PKU).
The results of these studies confirm that Neotame is a safe product for users, including children, pregnant women, nursing mothers and those with diabetes.
Basic Physical and Chemical Data
Chemical Name: N-(N-(3,3-Dimethylbutyl)-L-alpha-aspartyl)-L-phenylalanine 1-methyl ester
Chemical Formula: C20H30N2O5
International Index: E961
Molecular weight: 378,46 g/mol
Melting point: 81 – 84 oC
pH: 5 – 7
State: white crystalline powder
Sweeter: About 7,000 – 13,000 times more potent than sugar (sucrose). Much more efficient (40 times) than sucralose, saccharin, aspartame, or acesulfame.
Stability: Neotame has been designed to overcome some problems with aspartame. It is heat stable and does not degrade during processing, which is a major limitation of aspartame.
Solubility: Neotame at room temperature (25 ℃) water solubility 12.6 g / l, the solubility can meet the needs of normal production. Environmental dissolve in ethanol (950g / l).
Advantages & Benefits
Excellent Taste: Neotame has a clean sweet taste like sugar. It is about 8,000 times sweeter than sugar on a weight basis, thus only very small amounts are needed in products (e.g., only about 6 mg of neotame is needed to sweeten a 12-ounce serving of beverage).
Versatility: Neotame functions effectively in a wide range of foods and beverages:Carbonated soft drinks, ice creams, yogurt, chewing gum, Toppings, Fruit juices, Candies ,Baked Goods, Cereal… . It can be used alone or as part of a blend system with other non-nutritive or nutritive sweeteners to create new sweet tastes.
Flavor Enhancement: Neotame uniquely enhances the flavors of other ingredients, such as mint, in foods and beverages.
Suitable for diabetics
Neotame does not promote tooth decay
Due to its high stability in heat and moisture Neotame has a high potential for use in many different products.
Acid-based beverages: Carbonated and powdered soft drinks, Fruit juices, Still beverages Hot-packed beverages …
Baking processed foods (heat resistant): Fully functional in cakes and puddings
Functional in various other applications: Breakfast cereals and Processed fruits Frozen desserts (e.g. ice creams), Toppings, Jams and marmalades, Jellies and gelatins, Pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals Toothpaste, tooth powder
Tabletop uses (tablets and powder): Excellent during breakfast in coffee, tea, milk, yogurt… Valuable for cooking and baking
Sterilization, pasteurization and fermentation conditions: e.g. dairy products (yogurts, milk…) fruit juices..
Confectionery (as a sweetener and flavor enhancer): e.g. chewing gum…
Manufacturer, Packaging, Storage/Shelf life
Manufacturer: HUASWEET – China
Packaging: Standard packaging is 25 kgs net weight in cartoon box or packaging is 1 kgs/ bag
Shelf life: 5 years when properly stored
Storage:Keep in a cool and dry place and keep away from strong light and heat.
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