Protein from the African plant Thaumatococcus daniellii . It tastes 105 times sweeter than sucrose.
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Thaumatin is a low-calorie sweetener and flavour modifier. The protein is often used primarily for its flavour-modifying properties and not exclusively as a sweetener. The thaumatins were first found as a mixture of proteins isolated from the katemfe fruit (Thaumatococcus daniellii Bennett) of west Africa. Some proteins in the thaumatin family of ...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thaumatin
<protein> Protein from the African plant Thaumatococcus daniellii. It tastes 10exp5 times sweeter than sucrose. ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
(from the article `sweetener`) Thaumatin, a protein extracted and purified from Thaumatococcus danielli, a plant found in western Africa, has found increasing use in Japan since ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/t/33
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