Agent Name

Monellin

CAS Number

9062-83-3

Major Category

Biological Agents

Category

Proteins

Sources/Uses

A protein from the fruit of a West African shrub perceived to be at least 800 times sweeter than sucrose; Approved for use as a sweetener in Japan; [Wikipedia]

Comments

A skin irritant; May cause allergic skin reaction; Chronic exposure may cause nausea and vomiting; Higher exposure may cause unconsciousness; [MP Biomedicals MSDS]

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