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Aspartame is it evil ??

Aspartame is a sweetener used commonly in soft drinks.  It is made up of amino acids (amino acids are the building blocks of protein).  As with many new products, there have been some health concerns over the years about this sweetener but the regulatory authorities have disproved these and given it a clean bill of health.  However, some people with a genetic disorder called phenylketonuria need to avoid aspartame as they cannot process one of the amino acids (you  don't need to worry about this because babies are tested for it at birth)..

It is 200 times sweeter than sugar.  It is unsuitable for some confectionery products as it is unstable at the high temperatures that are needed to make some types of candy.

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