Group: E900–E999 (glazing agents, gases and sweeteners)
E951 is a food additive approved by the EU (European Union). It is used as a synthetic sweetener in food and drink products. The common name for E951 is aspartame. Aspartame is approximately x180 sweeter than sugar. Although having a calorific value, the tiny amount needed to create a sweetened taste results in a negligible calorie content in the food product, resulting in the use of E951 in diet foods.
However, E951 has been associated with many adverse physical and psychological effects, such as: nausea, migraines, blindness, epileptic seizures, depression, high blood pressure, Alzheimer's disease