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Saccharin

Saccharin is the oldest of the non-nutritive sweeteners, currently produced from purified, manufactured methyl anthranilate, a substance that occurs naturally in grapes. It is 300 times sweeter than sucrose, heat-stable and does not promote dental cavities. Saccharin has a long shelf life but a slightly bitter aftertaste. It is not metabolized in the human digestive system, is excreted rapidly in the urine and does not accumulate in the body.