what it is: another synthetic, calorie-free option that is safe for diabetics.
also goes by: equal and nutrasweet
where you'll find it: in diet drinks and Sugar free gum
GOOD TO KNOW: 200x sweeter than sugar, Aspartame has a clean flavor that is well suited to berries or cereal. It breaks down with heat, so don't bake with it. Despite persistent rumors, there is no conclusive link between the sweetener and diseases such as alzheimer's.