Sneaky Labels: 10 Artificial Sweetener Names

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When reading a label it’s often hard to decipher what all of the “ingredients” are. If you’re like me, you steer clear of artificial sweeteners. However, there are so many different artificial sweetener names that it’s hard to recognize them. Here’s a list of 10 artificial sweetener names you might find on a label.

Names of Artificial Sweeteners:

Acesulfame K

Aspartame

Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysates

Mannitol

Neotame (new)

Polydextrose

Saccharin

Sorbitol

Sucralose (Splenda)

Tagatose

Anything with “ose” or “tol” at the end is an artificial sweetener (yes, including xylitol, which is actually a sugar alcohol).

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  • Paul Wilson

    Allison, you’re sure xylitol is an artificial sweetener, aren’t you? How did you come to that conclusion because I simply see it another way. I know they have corn derived xylitol and birch derived xylitol and the experts recommend the one that comes from the birch tree.

    They also said xylitol is good for your teeth and that you could use it 1:1 in place of sugar.

    I’m familiar with the popular artificial sweeteners such as Acesulfame K, Splenda, Aspartame and Saccharin.

    What is Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysates?

    What about Erythritol?

    Thank you for taking your time to answer these questions and I’ll be glad to hear from you?

  • tyy Daymon

    Sucralose aka (Splenda) can be called natal because it comes from a leaf. It not natal and never occurred in nature. Even the name itself is deceptive. Xylitol also never occurs in nature although like sucralose starts witha natural ingredient. Hydrolizing is a chemical reaction that changes or rearranges the NATURAL order of molecules. Every 10 or so years a new sweater arrives usually foreshadowed by bad news about older ones. Transfat is a good example of good home bad.

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