Is a low-calorie sweetener made from two amino acids — the building blocks of proteins — just like those found naturally in everyday foods such as milk, cheese, meat, eggs and fish. It is digested by the body exactly the same way as these other protein foods, which means aspartame brings nothing new to the body. Due to its sugar-like taste and no lingering or metallic after-taste, it is an excellent low-calorie sweetener perfect for developing zero or low calorie food and beverages. Plus, aspartame is tooth- and diabetic-friendly because it is made from parts of protein rather than carbohydrates. With governments worldwide encouraging the public to reduce their sugar intake, aspartame’s role in our diets is increasingly important.