Sucralose has a number of key benefits as a no-calorie sweetener for use in foods and drinks:
Made from sugar
Sucralose is made from sugar and tastes like sugar. Sucralose is approximately 600 times sweeter than sugar, so only very small amounts are needed to sweeten foods and drinks.
Although sucralose is made from sugar, is not recognized by the body as a carbohydrate and so it has zero calories. Sucralose is a helpful alternative for people trying to reduce their sugar or calorie intake. Many diet or light products including soda or fizzy drinks, confectionery, dairy desserts and baked goods are sweetened with sucralose.
Great tasting and versatile
Increasingly, great tasting low-calorie foods and drinks are being sweetened with sucralose and consumers in many countries are experiencing its sugar-like taste. The unique combination of its sugar-like taste and the fact that sucralose retains its sweetness (i.e. does not break down), has enabled a far wider range of reduced- calorie products to be offered to consumers than ever before.
Sucralose products for use at home
Sucralose is the sweetener used in SPLENDA® brand tabletop products (tablets, packets, granular). These are used at home for sweetening drinks, and for home cooking and baking. For more information about these products, including the product range available and many recipes you can use at home, please click here.
Benefits of Sucralose
Safe for everyone
Sucralose is safe for use by the whole family including children, women who are pregnant or nursing and even people with diabetes.
Well tested and always approved
Like all food ingredients, sucralose was put through an extensive safety testing program before it was allowed on the market. Health and regulatory authorities around the world have thoroughly evaluated safety studies on sucralose and in every case have concluded that sucralose is safe for use by all the family.
Does not promote tooth decay
Sucralose does not cause dental problems. Studies prove that sucralose is not used as a food source by oral bacteria that cause tooth decay.