is one of the oldest artificial sweeteners in use today.
Chemical Formula: C7H5N1O3S1
Other names: Sweet N Low,
Saccharin was discovered by Constantine Fahlberg, a research
assistant at John Hopkins University in 1879, while trying to create a new
preservative. It is named after the Latin word saccharum, meaning sugar.
Saccharin is used in many food products, from baked goods to soft drinks and as
a tabletop sweetener. Saccharin is said to be 300 times sweeter than sugar.