Saccharin

chemical compound

Saccharin is the oldest artificial sweetener that exists. It can be used to replace certain kinds of sugar. It was discovered in 1878 by Constantin Fahlberg. It is also known as E954.

Saccharin molecule
At the start, Saccharin was marketed in boxes such as this one. The text says: "Sweetener Saccharin, 1000 boxes of 1000 tablets each."

Saccharin has no calories and no nutritional value.[1] It is safe to take for people with diabetes.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Common Terms: S–Z". American Diabetes Association. Archived from the original on 2015-11-28.
  2. "Low-Calorie Sweeteners: What's News, What's New". American Diabetes Association. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.
  3. "Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe for People With Diabetes?". Cleveland Clinic. 2015-06-29. Archived from the original on 2016-10-02.