A sweet-tasting protein isolated from a West African fruit, used as a sweetener in food.
More example sentences
- Intense sweeteners permitted for use in Australian and New Zealand foods are acesulphame potassium, aspartame, cyclamates, saccharin, sucralose, alitame, thaumatin and neotame (code number yet to be finalised).
- In the above examples, the amount of thaumatin can be replaced by about 2.5 times the amount of monellin.
- The method includes the mechanical dissolution of the fiber parts containing thaumatin and, since the protein is very easy to dissolve in water, the aqueous extraction.
1970s: thaumat- from modern Latin Thaumatococcus daniellii (name of the plant from which the fruit is obtained), from Greek thauma, thaumat- 'marvel' + -in1.
Definition of thaumatin in:
- The US English dictionary