Neotame represent the new generation of sweeteners, its appearance is
white crystalline powder(or kernel), it is 7000-13000 sweeter than
sucrose and the thermostable performance is better than aspartame,
while just cost 1/3 of aspartame. On July
9,2002,US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approve that neotame
could be used in various food and beverages, On March 10,2003,the
Ministry of Health of the People’s Republic of China approved
neotame as a new sweetener, the usage amount will depended on the
detailed production process.
English name: Neotame
Appearence: White crystalline powder
C.A.S No.: 165450-17-9
1. Neotame‘s sweetness is 7000-13000 times of sucrose
2. Taste good, similar to sucrose
3. High stability and does not react with reducing sugar or
aldehyde flavor compounds
4. No calories, safety metabolism and non-absorbent, which is
edible for the diabetes, obese and phenylketonuria patients
Neotame is 7000-13000 times sweeter than sucrose, Because neotame’s
chemical bonds which generate sweetness has amplifying effect,
which leads to high degree sweetness. If neotame content is
relatively high, the chemical bonds which generate sweetness will
be close to each other, and their sweetness enhancing area will be
overlapping, therefore affects the overall sweetness level, So high
concentration of neotame will result in low sweetness level,
conversely, low concentration of neotame will result in high
For example, if the sweetness which neotame generates is as that of
2% sucrose solution, the sweetness that neotame generates will be
more than 10000 times, if it is as that of 5% sucrose solution, the
sweetness will be around 8000 times.
According to the sweetness requirement of series of sweet products,
neotame could be applied in different products, and generates
7000-13000 times of sucrose’ s sweetness, thus a great many
documents describe neotame’s sweetness as a range of 7000-13000,
not a certain number instead. Considering high sweetness
products,with the mixture use of neotame will result in very ideal
sweetness, and its excellent property is able to improve other
Neotame represents the culmination of high intense sweetners and identify
the new generation of sweeteners, has been applied in more than
1000 kinds of products around nearly 80 countries.
Neotame is a sweetener of non-nutrition and non-calory, has high intensity
sweetness as well as no side effects, its flavor is similar to
sucrose, plus, the sweetness cost is much less than sucrose and
aspartame, and widely applied in various food production.Its
sweetness ,flavor enhancing,low-energy,stability,metabolic ways and
chemically inert make it the newest sweetener for sure.
Neotame can enhance some certain ingredients like mint,as well as restrain
the bad smell of bean products. Because of its improvement in
taste, the solids in fruit juice could be reduced. It can also
reduce the amount of vanillin used in pudding and dairy products,
as well as the amount of citric acid in dairy products and fruit
products.Neotame can enhance tomato’s flavor in barbecue sauce,
improve cereal’s quality.
Neotame can be applied in products including juice,carbonated drinks,solid
beverage,dairy products,candy, chewing gum, jelly, baking
products,medicine, animal feed,condiment,areca,alcoholic drinks and
Neotame is of great stability, do not affect products’ features including
drinks’ flavor,color after batch production, high temperature short
time(HTST) sterilization and aseptic operation
Neotame’s sweetness can be kept in cola carbonated drinks as long
as 4-5 months, it can be applied in juice, vegetable juice and low
alcohol wine, improve the taste and flavor of drinks, can also be
applied in solid powdered beverage like lemon tea and milk powder.
Neotame is very stable in these products and its duration is consistent
with the life span of drink itself.In the meantime, the content of
neotame could replace more than 20% citric acid, and the taste of
sour stay the same.
Solid powdered beverage: neotame can replace 30% sucrose which do
not change the products’ flavor, and can reduce production cost,
can replace aspartame in the recipe without label phenylalanine.
Researches shows that, when this kind of products’ shelf life come
to an end, the neotame in it only decrease for 2%, which has merely
effect to the product.
Neotame is suitable for batch production, high temperature short
time(HTST) sterilization and aseptic operation, the final products
containing neotame maintain stable concentration,especially for
yogurt products, which can apply neotame to enhance its flavor.
Neotame do not involve in fermentation, cannot affect the growth of
normal fungus, so it can be widely used in dairy products like
yogurt and cheese. It is stable in condition of PH 4.0-4.5.In the
process of fermentation,neotame is stable,and its replacement of
part of sucrose reduce the calory of the product, increase the
nutritional value latently(milk replace part of sucrose volume),
thus consumer can get better products.Starch, protein foods:
Neotame can be mixed with other nutrition and non-nutrition sweeteners. It
can resist starch’s deceasing, prolong the products’ duration. Also
can resist protein denaturation and keep good flavor in rich
Neotame can be applied in high temperature short time(HTST) products
including popcorn,cookie and cakes, because of the heating time is
very little, neotame concentration merely changes.
Preserved fruits, candied and other high sweetness foods:
Neotame could be perfectly excel its functions when applied in preserved
fruits, candied fruit, plum and other high sweetness food, the
required sweetness could be easily reached without any bitter
According to researches,neotame can generate synergistic sweetening
effect with saccharin and cyclamate, the appropriate portion of
neotame with other sweeteners could enhance the flavor of food
apparently Candy,chewing gum and other children food.
Neotame’s blend with sugar alcohol products could be applied in low-cost
healthy sugar-free foods, especially kinds of candies that children
love, the taste is impressive, and can also prevent dental
caries.Neotame is not involved in the human oral microbial
metabolism and not digested, so it can prevent dental caries which
does good to teeth, neotame can replace sucrose,applied in
producing sugar-free gum,and prolong the its sweetness apparently.
Neotame is merely absorbed in our bodies, due to its mere calorie, which
is suitable for obese patients, patients with cardiovascular
disease and the elderly as well as those who desire to control
weight eating; does not cause blood sugar fluctuations for people
Neotame has no moisture absorption, low energy, is very suitable as a
table-top sweeteners. The study shows that neotame sweetness can be
stored for a long time.
Preserved canned products
Neotame can be used for acid canned foods, substituting 30% of the other
sweeteners’sweetness can significantly increase the canned flavor,
and reduce costs. adding instant Neotame in fish and other
protein-rich foods can inhibit the protein denaturation, keep good
taste. As it is available in the application,in canned-fruit
products,it can reduce the overall proportion of syrup, reducing
the odds of fruit floating,there’s no need to add more fruits.
Neotame showing good stability during the canned-food heat treatment.
Generally,the solid content of the jelly minimum requirement is
15%, and jelly taste good when reach 18-22 sweetness, so the
excessive 15 sweeteners can be substituted by sweeteners to adjust
the taste, for example: Use neotame substitute 3 sweetness , the
actual usage is: 3/8000 × 100% = 0.03755 (w / w); the final product
taste sweet and pure, and can reduce the total cost of the product.
Neotame can effectively masking saccharin’s aftertaste bitter, improve
feed palatability. Daily feed consumption of livestock determines
the growth, especially young pigs, suckling pig feed intake,
affecting livestock entire growth process, thus improving the
palatability of feed, especially suckling pig, young pig feed
palatability resistance can increase their daily intake, thus
speeding up their growth rate. Livestock, especially young pigs,
piglets are more sensitive than the human palate.
Neotame’s characteristics including pure sweet, no bitter, astringent,
metallic odor, can make up and improved feed sweetener, can mask
the bitter taste of saccharin and metallic taste, to improve the
taste characteristics of feed.