similarity between sucrose and aspartame

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similarity between sucrose and aspartame

How aspartame is similar to sucrose

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Dear Dolly

Dear Dolly

Aspatame and sugar have no structural similarity as former is an methyl ester of amino acids while sucrose is a saccharide. However both are sweeteners. Another similarity is they both may lead to increased levels of phenyl alanine. 
Pharmacology 1991;43:210-219 (DOI: 10.1159/000138847)