Equal Original Ingredients

Equal, the brand you've trusted for 30 years, has expanded. Learn more about how ingredients of our new collection will deliver the great taste and quality you expect from Equal.

Equal Original:

The ingredients in Equal Original packets are dextrose with maltodextrin and the sweetening ingredients aspartame and acesulfame potassium.

In the body, aspartame breaks down into the amino acids aspartic acid and phenylalanine, as well as a small amount of methanol–components found naturally in foods like meats, milk, fruits, and vegetables.

The body recognizes and uses these components in exactly the same way, whether they come from aspartame or common foods. Leading health authorities, including the Canadian Diabetes Association have also recognized aspartame's safety. In fact, it is one of the most tested food ingredients that is currently used in over 6,000 products.

Acesulfame potassium (AceK) is a zero calorie sweetener that is not metabolized by the body and is excreted essentially unchanged. AceK is also 200 times sweeter than sugar. Blends of AceK with other sweeteners are characterized by a clean, sugar-like sweetness, which is superior to the taste of the individual sweeteners. Acesulfame potassium is made from a process that involves the transformation of an organic intermediate, acetoacidic acid, and its combination with the naturally occurring mineral, potassium, to form a highly stable, crystalline sweetener.

Ingredients by Product:

Brand Form Ingredient
Equal Original
Packets dextrose with maltodextrin, aspartame, acesulfame potassium
Equal Original
Granular maltodextrin, aspartame, acesulfame potassium
Equal Original Tablets lactose (milk), aspartame 8.5 mg, acesulfame potassium 5.7 mg, microcrystalline cellulose, calcium stearate, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, cross-linked