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An artificial sweetener which, like aspartame and saccharin, has no calories and does not cause dental caries. Acesulfame-K is two hundred times sweeter than sucrose. It is now used in more than 2000 products around the world, mainly in conjunction with aspartame. These two sweeteners have a synergistic effect, each boosting the sweetness of the other. See also artificial sweeteners.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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