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Molecule of the Week (2):
Neotame is an artificial sweetener that packs 13,000 times more sweetening power than regular table sugar! It is of interest to manufacturerers as it significantly offsets production costs by greatly reducing the amount of sweetener added. Those watching their calories would love neotame as it has "zero" calories since so little of it is used, yet has stirred up controversy of late due to its resemblance to aspartame, with many fearing of its supposed neurotoxicity caused by the metabolites. This has not been confirmed and is disproved by research and government institutions worldwide.
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