Sweetener Neotame

Characteristics and Properties

This chemical compound is a derivative of a dipeptide consisting of amino acids, aspartic acid and phenylalanine.

 Структурная формула неотама

Binary inorganic compound of the neohexyl group of 6-carbon with amine nitrogen of aspartame with the molecular formula: С20Н30N2О5×Н2О. Neotame got its name from this formula.

It is a high-intensity, modern, general-purpose sweetener, 7,000-13,000 times sweeter than sugar.

It is white crystalline powder, soluble in water, heat-stable.

The taste is pure and sweet, identical to sucrose, with a gradual increase in the perception of sweetness and a long aftertaste. Strengthens and expands the flavor and aroma capabilities.

Neotame vs Aspartame

Neotame® sweetener is an innovative development of the American NutraSweet Co. (since 2000 a subsidiary of Pharmacia Corporation), which has already revolutionized the world of sweeteners, releasing aspartame in 1981, the commonly used sugar substitute (one of the most popular in the world). After the creation of aspartame, decades of work and endless research and scientific developments led to the creation of Neotame - a completely new universal product, developed on its basis. Despite the structure similar to aspartame, this is a fundamentally new product, which is distinguished by high sweetness, stability, functionality and safety.

Структура подсластителей неотам и аспартам

Being a derivative of aspartame, Neotame is designed as a sweetener, intended primarily for use in the food industry, in contrast to its prototype, distributed directly as a table sweetener for the end user. Unlike aspartame, which is 200 times sweeter than sugar and registered as a nutritious caloric additive, neotame has not only a higher intensity of sweetness (on average 40 times sweeter than aspartame), but also low caloric content. This is a non-nutritive food supplement - less than two percent of calories in an equivalent amount of sugar.


Approved as a sweetener and flavor enhancer in more than 50 countries.

It was first authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA, USFDA) in 2002. According to the FDA, it meets all safety standards, carries no risks to health. It is allowed for all groups of consumers, including children, pregnant women and those suffering from diabetes. Rapidly metabolized and completely eliminated from human body.

In Russia Neotame was registered in 2012 as a safe food additive E961 in TR TS 029/2012 "Safety requirements for food additives, flavors and technological aids" as a sweetener, flavor enhancer and fragrance.

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It effectively replaces sugar, glucose, fructose, aspartame and other sugar substitutes, works as a new generation additive, enhancing the taste and aroma.

  • Non-alcoholic water-based and flavored drinks, based on fruit juices, milk and dairy products;
  • Dairy products, including yogurt and dairy desserts, ice cream;
  • Desserts flavored on water, grain, fruit, vegetable, milk, egg, fat;
  • Snacks and breakfast cereals: semi-finished and ready-to-eat;
  • Sweets and other confectionery;
  • Pills for refreshing breath, flavored throat lozenges;
  • Jams, jellies and marmalades, canned fruit;
  • Sauces;
  • Dietary products in many industries;
  • Biologically active food additives (liquid and powder), vitamins and minerals in the form of syrups and chewable tablets

Neotame is specially appreciated by manufacturers of soft drinks, using sweeteners in combination with sugar and glucose syrups. It is actively used in bakery and confectionery products, frozen desserts, in the production of powdered mixtures and many other food products and beverages.

According to some reports, neotame’s main feature is to mildly enhance or modify mint and vanilla taste and aroma. It also masks unpleasant by-products when enriching products with soy ingredients, vitamins and minerals. In general, the introduction of neotame practically never requires an adjustment of the formulation in production.

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High Intensity

Incredible economic benefits. Neotame is about 8,000 times sweeter than sugar. This means that it is enough to use only 1 "part" of neotame instead of 8,000 "parts" of sugar.

Low Calorie Content

It does not add caloric content to products, while maintaining the required level of sweetness.

No Foreign Taste

Preservation of taste-aromatic perception of the product, as when using sugar. With increasing concentration, bitter and metallic taste is absent, there is an increase in the sensation of sweetness. As the concentration increases, a slight licorice taste can be noticed, which is leveled by a combination with other voluminous and intense sweeteners.

Excellent Miscibility

In addition to being used as an autonomous sweetener, it shows good results when mixed with regular sugar substitutes and other sweeteners. Compatible with glucose, fructose, sucrose and other carbohydrate sweeteners. It is not sensitive to enzymes and aldehyde constituents (fruit and mint flavorings).

Heat Resistance

This means that it remains sweet even when used at high temperatures, which makes it suitable as a sugar substitute in the bakery and confectionery industry, with baking.

Multipurpose Application

High functionality, flexible and simple use for many products and beverages produced in the market. High stability at various temperature, humidity and PH values. Particularly high stability is noted at a pH value of 3 to 5.5, characteristic of various beverages, fruit juices and yoghurts. However, the noted decrease in stability at a neutral pH value does not affect the functionality of neotame. Stable when sterilized and pasteurized.


Stable for at least 5 years, under the condition of hermetic storage and the absence of long-term exposure to high temperatures (over 30 ° C) and humidity (more than 60%).

Trade House Argol carries out wholesale deliveries of sweetener Neotam in Russia.

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