• A dipeptide made from the two amino acids, aspartic acid and the methyl ester of phenylalanine, used as an artificial sweetener with roughly 180 times the sweetening power of sucrose. It is a risk to persons suffering from phenylketonuria (1 in 15,000 Europeans), and a warning to this effect should be on all containers. Used in soft drinks, yoghurts, drink mixes and sweetening tablets.
  • acronymAPM


  • noun a protein produced from aspartic acid, used to make substances sweeter

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