from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A white crystalline powder, C7H5NO3S, having a taste about 500 times sweeter than cane sugar, used as a calorie-free sweetener.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a white, crystalline powder, C7H5NO3S, used as an artificial sweetener in food products
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bitter white crystalline substance obtained from the saccharinates and regarded as the lactone of saccharinic acid; -- so called because formerly supposed to be isomeric with cane sugar (saccharose).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The anhydrid of saccharic acid, C6H10O5. It is a crystalline solid having a bitter taste, dextrorotatory, and non-fermentable.
- n. A complex benzin derivative, benzoyl-sulphimide, C6H4SO2.CONH.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a crystalline substance 500 times sweeter than sugar; used as a calorie-free sweetener
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I asked if it wasn’t saccharin, why is it called saccharin?
Queeny was convinced there was money to be made manufacturing a substance called saccharin, an artificial sweetener then imported from Germany.
This freedom in the choice of materials has continued down to the present time, except that the use of "saccharin" (a product derived from coal-tar) was prohibited in 1888, the reason being that this substance gives an apparent palate-fulness to beer equal to roughly 4° in excess of its real gravity, the revenue suffering thereby.
Harmful preservatives and adulterants in foods, such as saccharin, should also be avoided.
Washington, DC: The chemical that specifically blocks people's ability to detect the bitter aftertaste that comes with artificial sweeteners such as saccharin has been discovered by researchers.
Sugar substitutes such as saccharin, sucratose and neotame separate the taste of sweetness from the calories and are two hundred to thirteen thousand times as sweet as sugar.
Our experts say artificial sweeteners, such as saccharin (Necta Sweet, Sweet N’Low), sucralose (Splenda), acesulfame potassium (Sunnett, Sweet One) and aspartame (Equal, Nutra-Sweet, Sugar Twin) are safe in moderation.
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In the Wall Street Journal piece, Obama cited several models he wants to see agencies follow, including the Environmental Protection Agency's elimination of a rule last month that required companies to treat the artificial sweetener saccharin like other dangerous chemicals.
AFP/Getty Images One example Mr. Obama cited yesterday is a now-defunct EPA rule that treated saccharin like hazardous waste, as if the current problem is archaic rules.
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