Adamson S. Muula1,2
- Professor and Head, Department of Community and Environmental Health, Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS), Malawi
- Editor-in-Chief, Malawi Medical Journal
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aspartame is an artificial non-saccharide sweetener 200 times sweeter than sucrose. It is commonly used as a sugar
substitute in foods and beverages. Aspartame is a methyl ester of the aspartic acid/phenylalanine dipeptide category.
It (aspartame) was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1974. Its approval was
revoked in 1980 before being re-instated a year later. It is one of the most studied food additives in the human food