What is Cyclamate

Cyclamate is a low calorie sweetener (also known as “intense sweetener”) that is 30 times sweeter than sucrose. It is soluble in liquids and because it is stable in heat and cold, it has a long shelf life. Discovered in 1937, cyclamate is approved for use in foods and beverages in more than 100 countries worldwide, including Canada, Australia and Europe. Although cyclamate is not currently permitted in the United States, a petition for cyclamate’s reapproval in the U.S. has been submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The petition features new scientific evidence that demonstrates the safety of cyclamate for human consumption.

Cyclamate is an excellent complement to other low-calorie sweeteners commonly used to reduce the calorie content of popular foods and beverages. In combination, cyclamate and other intense sweeteners have a synergistic effect that enhances the overall taste and reduces the total amount of sweetener needed to obtain a desired level of sweetness. Blending cyclamate with other artificial sweeteners also masks the aftertaste associated with some sugar substitutes. As a result, cyclamate can improve the overall taste of certain sugar-free and low-calorie foods and beverages.

 

Baking muffins with sugar substitute Cyclamate Coffee with low calorie sweetener Cyclamate

Economical and synergistic
with other sweetners
Approved for use in
more than 100 countries
30 times sweeter
than sucrose


Intense Sweetener Cyclamate