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What is Sodium Cyclamate Used For? Health Benefits and Side Effects of Sodium Cyclamate in Food

Sodium Cyclamate is widely used as a food additive. It is used in pickles, sauces, bread, ice-creams, biscuits and drinks. It is also used in orange peel, preserved plum and dried arbutus. Other various benefits include its use in cooking, in preparing coffee, fruit juices, black tea, soybean milk, canned foods, pickles and jams. Apart from the food products, it is also used in the manufacture of cosmetics, syrup, icing, toothpaste, mouthwash and lipstick. It is a non- nutritive sweetener and can be used by diabetic patients. Health hazards associated with Sodium Cyclamate includes irritation of the skin, eyes, mucous membranes and respiratory tract; diarrhea, photosensitization and birth defects like Down Syndrome and behavioral changes in the offsprings of pregnant women exposed to it.

by Margaret Walker on Fri, 03/04/2011 - 10:10


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