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New Sugar Substitute Approved by the FDA

A new sugar substitute called Advantame has been approved by the FDA, making it the sixth artificial sweetener to be passed, says an article in CBS NewsSimilar to the chemical composition of aspartame, Advantame contains phenylalanine, though due to its higher potency and a smaller serving size, it is not expected to pose a threat to phenylketonurics. The powder is soluble in water, and can be used as a table sweetener, or in cooking and baking.

Read the article published by CBS News.