Meaning of SACCHARIN in English


Synthetic organic compound, C 7 H 5 NSO 3 , that is 200–700 times as sweet as cane sugar.

The sodium or calcium salt of saccharin is widely used as a diet sweetener. Though approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory bodies around the world, its safety is controversial because it appears to be a weak carcinogen . See also aspartame .

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