High-intensity sweetenersHigh-intensity sweeteners is the term applied to sweeteners with a relative sweetness greater than that of naturally occurring sugars (sugar = 1, high- intensity sweeteners start at around 30). Approved high-intensity sweeteners in Sweden are: acesulfame K, aspartame, cyclamate, saccharin, thaumatin and neohesperidin DC with certain limitations. See the section on Legislation and Regulations Regarding Sugar and Sweeteners. These substances contribute only sweetness to food. They supply very little or no energy and cannot replace any of sugar's other characteristics such as preservation or texturizing ability. They are mainly used in low-calorie products.