Non-caloric sweetener: Sucralose

Sweeteners can be categorized to natural and synthetic. The natural ones are the most nutritive dietary sweeteners like sucrose, fructose, lactose and maltose.

Sucralose is the only non-caloric sweetener made from sugar and it was approved by the FDA for use in a wide variety of food products including soft drinks.

Sucralose is trichloro-galacto sucrose which is formed by chlorination of sucrose. It is safe to use as it does not contribute calorie and does not cause dental caries

Sucralose initially is made from sugar; however, it is not metabolized and does not release sugar to the body after consumption.

Discovered in 1976, this sweetener has been developed jointly by McNeil Specialty Products Company and Tate & Kyle, Plc an expert in sweetness and starches. It was approved to be used as tabletop sweetener during 1998.

Sucralose has a pleasant sweet taste and its quality and temporal profile is very close to sucrose. A sweetness potency of sucralose is around 600-650 times that of sucrose.
Non-caloric sweetener: Sucralose

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