What is Acesulfame-Potassium?

Acesulfame potassium, or Ace-K, is an artificial, high-intensity sweetener that is approximately 200 times sweeter than sugar. Ace-K is not metabolized by the body and therefore has no caloric content.

Where is it used?

Ace-K is primarily used in beverages in blends with other sweeteners and is a component in most of today’s diet soft-drinks, sports drinks and flavored waters. Blends of Ace-K are also found in many food applications including desserts, puddings, dairy products, and baked goods.

Application issues with Acesulfame-Potassium

Ace-K has an intense but short sweetness profile which requires a secondary sweetener to achieve a uniform sweetness profile. Ace-K also suffers from a noticeable bitter after taste which lingers even after its sweetness has dissipated.

Magnasweet® Application Benefits

Magnasweet® is excellent in masking the bitter aftertaste from Ace-K and its blends while simultaneously producing a more uniform sweetness profile. In these blends, Magnasweet® is also able to synergize with other sweeteners to intensify the sweetness profile and to provide a uniform taste. This effect also allows many applications to reduce the overall levels of sweeteners required.

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