AS­PAR­TAME

Food and Travel (Singapore) - - Eating Well -

An in­tense ta­ble-top sweet­ener, as­par­tame was first ap­proved for use in 1981 and is used in nu­mer­ous food and bev­er­age prod­ucts in­clud­ing soft drinks, ce­re­als, chew­ing gum and nu­tri­tional bars. It is 200 times sweeter than sugar and is vir­tu­ally calo­rie-free con­tain­ing only 4 calo­ries per gram, mak­ing it another suit­able op­tion for those who are cau­tious about their calo­rie in­take. Buy: Equal Clas­sic Tablets 100, $6.60. Avail­able at ma­jor su­per­mar­ket re­tail­ers such as Cold Stor­age, Gi­ant and NTUC Fairprice.

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