High Intensity Sweeteners are food additives that have a sweetness similar to the taste of sugar with negligible calories. These sugar substitutes have a sweetness that is many times that of sugar, often more than 200 times as sweet. As a result, much less high intense sweetener is required in a formulation to give the same sweetness as a sugar formulation , and the calorie or energy contribution is often negligible. Some High Intensity Sweeteners are natural and some are synthetic. In the United States, Acesulfame Potassium, Aspartame, Neotame, Sucralose and Saccharin have been approved for use in Food and Beverages by the FDA. Purified stevia (Rebaudioside A > 95%) is considered GRAS status since 2008 and Luo Han Guo is considered to be GRAS since 2010. The Ingredient House offers a full range of high intensity sweeteners and can help you to select the right product or blend of products for your application.