About Alterna Sweet
Additional Information Regarding AlternaSweet
Can you cook and bake with AlternaSweet?
Yes. Because of its stability, AlternaSweet retains its sweetness at normal baking temperatures and in combination with acidic ingredients in foods and beverages.
Is AlternaSweet safe?
Yes. The ingredients in AlternaSweet are safe and suitable for all segments of the population. The FDA, which is the governmental agency responsible for ensuring the safety of all foods, has approved acesulfame potassium for use in numerous food products on eight separate occasions since 1988. The agency based its decisions on a large body of scientific evidence that demonstrates the safety of the ingredient.
How does the body handle AlternaSweet?
The ingredients in AlternaSweet are not metabolized or stored in the body*. After it is consumed, it is quickly absorbed by the body and then rapidly excreted unchanged. *The complex carbohydrates add less than one carb per serving and are metabolized.
Can people with diabetes use AlternaSweet?
Yes. The American Diabetes Association has said that non-nutritive sweeteners approved by the FDA are safe to consume by people with diabetes.
Can pregnant women use AlternaSweet?
Yes. The FDA approved the use of acesulfame potassium without restrictions for any segment of the population. Pregnant women, however, should follow the advice of their physician regarding their nutrition, including the use of low-calorie sweeteners.
How is Acesulfame potassium made?
Acesulfame potassium is made from a process that involves the transformation of an organic intermediate, acetoacetic acid, and its combination with the naturally occurring mineral, potassium, to form a highly stable, crystalline sweetener.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other leading health organizations have found the ingredient Acesulfame potassium to be safe for all segments of the population. More than 90 studies have demonstrated the safety of acesulfame potassium. The ingredient is currently used in more than 4,000 foods and beverages in about 90 countries around the world. Acesulfame potassium has been thoroughly tested in several long-term animal studies. The tests, which used amounts of the ingredient that are far higher than a person would normally consume, clearly found no evidence of cancer or tumors.