Aspartame - Definition

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Aspartame is a synthetic sweetener used in the food industry. Aspartame has a sweetening power of nearly 200 times that of sugar. It is present in numerous low-calorie foods. Aspartame contains almost no calories, it can then be consumed without any real constraints. By virtue of its sweetening power, it can be substituted for sugar, making it interesting for diabetics; moreover, it doesn't cause tooth decay. The consumption of aspartame should still be controlled however in patients with phenylketonuria, a rare disease.