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What is the sweetest substance known on Earth?

Question #41989. Asked by simplesummer.
Last updated Aug 24 2016.

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According to 2008 Guinness World Records, thaumatin (also known as talin) is the sweetest known substance. It is 1,600 times as sweet as sucrose.

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thaumatin

This article suggests that lugduname, a guanidine compound, is much sweeter than that - possibly around 300,000 times as sweet as sucrose.

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetness

Response last updated by looney_tunes on Aug 24 2016.
Aug 23 2016, 4:22 PM
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