[Sca-cooks] Aspartame wasRe: diet cola beverages

Terry Decker t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Mon May 21 11:13:47 PDT 2007

Forget about grapefruit rind, aspartame is a laboratory produced combination 
of aspartic acid and phenylalanine.  Aspartic acid was originally extracted 
from asparagus and is commonly extraced from cane and beet molasses. 
Phenylalanine is common in many complex proteins.


> And then there are those of us who actually prefer Diet Pepsi to Diet 
> Coke... I can taste the aspartame (which I've been told is made from 
> grapefruit rind??) in the Diet Coke, but not in the Diet Pepsi <shrug>.  I 
> have to drink only diet beverages because of high triglycerides, and am 
> allowed only one caffienated cola (of any sort) per day because of 
> Osteoporosis, and that also includes any of the dark colas, decaffeinated 
> or not.  So, I mostly do non-cola diet drinks.  I guess I am one of the 
> few people who is not sensitive or allergic to any of the artificial 
> sweeteners... but you don't want to be around me when I over-indulge in 
> some of the artificially sweetend candies... I don't smell so good and 
> make that smell rather loudly. <sheepish grin>
>  ~~ Katarina Helene

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