Aspartylphenylalanine Methyl Ester: A Low-Calorie Sweetener

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Science  02 Oct 1970:
Vol. 170, Issue 3953, pp. 81-82
DOI: 10.1126/science.170.3953.81


Sensory evaluation indicated that aspartylphenylalanine methyl ester is about 160 times sweeter than sucrose in aqueous solution. Blends of this dipeptide with (i) sodium saccharin, (ii) sodium saccharin and sucrose, and (iii) sodium saccharin, sucrose, and calcium cyclamate did not differ significantly from 4 or 12 percent sucrose in bitterness, off-flavors, or aftertaste.

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