Independent expert committees, such as JECFA (The Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives of the World Health Organisation and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations), the SCF (the Scientic Committee on Foods of the Commission of the European Community), or the UK COT (Committee on Toxicity of foodstuffs) carefully evaluate the safety of all food additives - and thus of sweeteners - and allocate levels of 'acceptable daily intake' (ADI).
The ADI is meant to specify a safe level of intake for daily, lifetime ingestion of a given food additive. It is expressed in milligram per kilogram of bodyweight.
Consumption studies have shown that the average daily intake of any sweetener is considerably below the relevant ADI level.
Blending of sweeteners further reduces the level of intake of any individual sweetener. Appropriate blending of sweeteners also improves and intensifies the perceived sweetness.
|Example for someone weighing 70 kg (11 stone):|
|Hermesetas Gold||36 tablets equivalent to 145 g sugar|
|Hermesetas tablets||28 tablets equivalent to 140 g sugar|
|63 g (126 tsp) equivalent to 450 g sugar|
|Hermesetas Liquid||10.2 ml (2 tsp) equivalent to 100 g sugar|
Calculating your ADI
The ADI-level is set to determine the acceptable daily dietary intake of sweeteners that may be consumed without any appreciated risk. The acceptable daily intake applies to the daily intake for your whole life and is a recommendation for long term consumption. Exceeding the ADI-level of intake for a short period therefore would be of no risk.
Hermesetas have an extensive international product range.
All our products are produced from the finest ingredients. To give the best possible taste the blending of our products may vary in accordance to individual country preferences.
To calculate the ADI in your country, please make your choice from the following Menu: