Aspartame is Safe, the Proof is in the Science

Developed in 1965, Aspartame, one of the world’s most popular zero-calorie artificial sweeteners, has come under scrutiny.  Most of the critics decry Aspartame because it’s categorized as an “artificial” sweetener. However, the truth is federal authorities on both sides of the Atlantic have continually found it to be safe.

Aspartame, which is 200 times sweeter than sugar, is used in more than 6,000 different products including diet beverages, baking and as a common sugar substitute in foodservice – think blue …

Aspartame’s Popularity: The Blue Packet Sweet Success Story

Although discovered in 1965, the calorie-free sweetener Aspartame became popular in the U.S. in the 1980’s.  Today it is found in thousands of foods, but most commonly found on tabletops in little blue packets.

Unique among sweeteners, Aspartame is digested as a protein.  It is completely broken down by the body into its components including amino acids, aspartic acid and other chemicals that are actually found naturally in many fruits, vegetables and dairy products. …