Interesting Word - Saccharin

The artificial sweetener saccharin derives its name from the Greek word "sakcharon" and "saccharine", meaning "sugary".

(A coal tar product, it is the oldest artificial sweetener, first produced in 1879, by Constantin Fahlberg, a chemist working on coal tar derivatives in Ira Remsen's laboratory at the Johns Hopkins University, but it didn't achieve commercial success until sugar shortages during World War I.

It is about 300–400 times sweeter than table sugar, with effectively no calories.)

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