E951 is a food additive approved by the EU (European Union).
used as a synthetic sweetener in food and drink products.
The common name for E951 is aspartame.
Aspartame is approximately x180 sweeter than sugar. Although having
a calorific value, the tiny amount needed to create a sweetened
taste results in a negligible calorie content in the food product,
E951 suitable for diet foods.
E951 has been associated with many adverse physical and psychological
effects, including: nausea, migraines, blindness, epileptic seizures,
depression, high blood pressure and Alzheimer’s disease.
Examples of food/drink products that may include E951:
Sweets, diet foods, soft drinks.