List of Artificial Sweeteners with Trade Names

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Here is a list of “artificial sweeteners and their trade names”. This topic belongs to the chapter “chemistry in everyday life” which itself is a part of General Science for competitive exams. At the end of this article, we provide some previous year MCQs, which were asked in the SSC exam.

What are artificial sweeteners?

• The Artificial sweetener is a type of chemical compound. These are many times sweeter than ordinary sugar.

• Artificial sweeteners are used as an alternative to table sugar. It has zero calories or almost no calories.

Artificial Sweetening Agents

• All the compounds that are used as a substitute for sugar to sweeten food are called artificial sweetening agents.

• Saccharin is the first popular artificial sweetening agent.

• Another most commonly used artificial sweetening agent is Aspartame, Alitame Sucralose, etc.

Some commonly used artificial sweeteners with Sweetness value/Index

• Aspartame ➥ 100
• Acesulfame potassium ➥ 200
• Dulcin ➥ 250
• Glucin ➥ 300
• Saccharin ➥ 550
• Sucralose ➥ 600
• Alitame ➥2000
• Neotame ➥ 10,000

List of Artificial Sweeteners with trade name

Artificial sweeteners nameTrade name
Sucralose• Kaltame

 

• Splenda

• 1, 4,6′-Trichlorogalactosucrose

• Trichlorosucrose

• Equal Sucralose

• NatraTaste Gold

Saccharin• Sweet’N Low

 

• Sodium Saccharin

• Equal Saccharin

• Acid saccharin

• Necta Sweet

• Sweet Twin

Neotame• NutraSweet
Aspartame-acesulfame salt• TwinSweet
Cyclamate• Calcium cyclamate

 

• Cologran

• Sucaryl

Erythritol• Sugar alcohol

 

• Zerose

• ZSweet

Xylitol• Sugar alcohol

 

• Smart Sweet

• Xylipure

• Xylosweet

Mannitol• Sugar alcohol
Tagatose• Natrulose
Sorbitol• Sugar alcohol

 

• D-glucitol

• D-glucitol syrup

Polydextrose• Sugar alcohol
(Derived from glucose and sorbitol)
Lactitol• Sugar alcohol
Maltitol• Sugar alcohol

 

• Maltitol Powder

• Lesys

• Maltitol Syrup

• SweetPearl

• Hydrogenated High Maltose Content Glucose Syrup

• Hydrogenated Maltose

• MaltiSweet (hard to find online to buy)

Glycerol•Glycerin

 

• Glycerine

Isomalt• Decomalt

 

• Sugar alcohol

• Hydrogenated Isomaltulose

• Isomaltitol

• ClearCut Isomalt

• DiabetiSweet (also contains Acesulfame-K)

Glycyrrhizin• Licorice
Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate (HSH)• Sugar Alcohol
Aspartame• NutraSweet

 

•  Canderel

• Equal Classic

• APM

• AminoSweet

• NatraTaste Blue

Acesulfame potassium• Nutrinova

 

• ACK  (Acesulfame Potassium)

• Sweet One

• Ace K

• Equal  Spoonful

• Sunett

Important points for Competitive Exams

Aspartame is 200 times sweeter than sucrose.
• Aspartame is composed of aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methanol.
• Alitame is about 2000 times sweeter than sucrose or table sugar.
• Sucralose is 600 times sweeter than ordinary sugarortablesugar
• Sucralose is a trichloro derivative of sucrose. (produced by chlorination of sucrose)

• The chemical name of Saccharin is Ortho-sulphobenzimide.
• Saccharin is about 550 times as sweet as cane sugar.

Previous year’s MCQ questions from this topic

Q1. Which one of the following is not an artificial sweetener? [(SSC (10+2) Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Exam. 2016)]

A. Fructose
B. Saccharin
C. Sucralose
D. Aspartame

Answer: Fructose

Q2. 80. Saccharin is made up of …. [SSC Section Officer (Audit) Exam. 2005]

A. Toluene
B. Phenol
C. Propane
D. Butane

Answer: Toluene

Q3. 272. Which one of the following is not a plant product? [SSC CPO Sub-Inspector Exam. 2007]

A. Caffeine
B. Piperine
C. Nicotine
D. Saccharin

Answer: Saccharin

Q4. Sweetex used by diabetic patients has an energy content of : [SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 2002]

A. Five calories
B. Ten calories
C. Hundred calories
D. Zero calories

Answer: Zero calories

 

Also see Acid present in food items

Primary Source of this article – NCERT


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