artificial sweetener

Main Entry:  artificial sweetener
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a non-caloric substitute for sugar that is often intensely more sweet, such as aspartame, acesulfame potassium, saccharin, alitame, and sucralose
Example:  The purpose for using an artificial sweetener is generally to replace sugar and reduce calories.
Usage:  cooking's 21st Century Lexicon
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