As some of you may know, we have recently launched our new and flavorful Neocate Junior product, Neocate Junior with Prebiotics, Vanilla. One question we have heard from some families is about the use of in products. Some families have asked if our new Neocate Junior with Prebiotics, Vanilla product has any aspartame. The answer to that is ‘no!’ Some families have noticed that some products and formulas on the market do use aspartame, and that some products even use multiple artificial sweeteners.
Neocate Junior with Prebiotics, Vanilla only uses one type of artificial sweetener, sucralose (found in Splenda®), as well as natural table sugar. Artificial sweeteners are key in flavored amino acid-based formulas to provide a formula that tastes good without being laden with sugar to have that great taste.
There are a few artificial sweeteners on the market in the US that have been reviewed and accepted by the . Here is a list of some of those artificial sweeteners:
- Aspartame - found in
- Acesulfame Potassium – found in
- Sucralose - found in
- Saccharin - found in
Most of the flavored Neocate products use sucralose, which has a balanced sweetener profile and has become more popular in recent years. A few of the flavored Neocate products use acesulfame potassium, which works well with citrus flavors.
You may note that in Neocate Junior with Prebiotics, Vanilla, sucralose is toward the end of the ingredients list, meaning a small amount is used in the product.
In developing the Neocate Junior with Prebiotics, Vanilla, was conscious to develop a balanced sweetness profile. Some of the sweetness comes from natural table sugar, which you can see in the ingredient list towards the top.
Have you tried Neocate Junior with Prebiotics, Vanilla yet? How did you like the taste? We always enjoy hearing from you!
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