Saccharin’s Popularity Dates Back More Than 135 Years

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Saccharin, which is known as the “king of artificial sweeteners,” was the first calorie-free sweetener developed as an alternative to sugar.

Much like other calorie-free sweeteners, Saccharin is much sweeter than sucrose or table sugar, about 400 times sweeter.  This trait has inspired the R&D staff at food manufacturers to incorporate it into a variety of products, such as drinks, candies, cookies, medicines, and toothpaste. …