Can artificial sweeteners be used in pickling?
While both Equal (aspartame) and saccharin-based sweeteners are safe to use, the quality of pickled products made with either sweetener is poor. Equal quickly loses it's sweetness when heated while saccharin-based sweeteners become bitter.
Source: Personal communication with Dr. Gerald Kuhn, Food Scientist, Penn State University, June 1989.
Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009