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Low calorie sweeteners

Low calorie sweeteners are ingredients that give foods and drinks a sweet taste but have far fewer calories than sugar. Also known as artificial...

EFSA’s re-evaluation of aspartame as safe

  On 10th December 2013, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a  scientific opinion on the safety assessment of the low-calorie...

Factsheets and common questions about low calorie sweeteners

Low calorie sweeteners - answers to some commonly asked questionsWhat are low calorie sweeteners? Low calorie sweeteners provide a sweet taste to...

Stevia sweetener

What is Stevia? Stevia is a plant from the chrysanthemum family that is native to regions of north eastern Paraguay.  The sweetness of the stevia...

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