Thursday, 10 November 2011

Canderel Yellow Artificial Sweeteners

Since the launch and subsequent popularity of the sucralose based Splenda, there is a growing band of alternative artificial sweeteners which also use sucralose. This is partly because of its sugar-like taste, but perhaps it’s also because sucralose hasn’t been subjected to the negative publicity that other sweetening ingredients, such as aspartame and saccharine have received over the years.

Anyway, one of the latest sweeteners using sucralose is Canderel who already have a well established range of sweeteners as this post describes. The new Canderel range is easy to spot. They come in yellow and red packs and are named Canderel Yellow.

Canderel Yellow is available in tablet form and granulated form. Each Canderel Yellow tablet is the equivalent to one teaspoon of sugar in sweetness but has zero calories while the granulated Canderel has 1.9 calories per teaspoon. This is actually the same number of calories as the original Canderel.

With the average teaspoon of table sugar having around 16 calories, you could save over 100 calories a day using Canderel if you get through several cups of sweetened teas and coffees each day.

The Canderel Yellow tablets are suitable for use in hot drinks and the granulated is ideal for cooking, baking and sprinkling on cereals. You can also use it in hot drinks too if you wish. At the time of writing, the Canderel yellow tablets are available in packs of 200 and the granulated comes in a 200g carton with an easy pour spout.

Some suggested uses for Canderel Yellow Granules include using it in place of icing sugar for dusting cakes and mixing it with low fat crème fraiche as a lower calorie alternative to cream.

The Canderel Yellow range is currently available in Tesco, Morrisons and Savers stores.

A bit about sucralose

Sucralose is an artificial sweetener which is made from a chlorinated sugar compound. It is heat stable, has no calories, is 600 times sweeter than normal sugar, twice as sweet as saccharin and 3.3 times as sweet as aspartame. You can read more about the history of sucralose and how it's made here.

Nutrition Information: Canderel Yellow Sweeteners Per Tablet: 0.3 calories, 0g protein, 0.07g carbohydrates, 0g fat.
Nutrition Information: Canderel Yellow Granules Per Teaspoon: 1.9 calories, 0g protein, 0.47g carbohydrates, 0g fat.

Ingredients: Canderel Yellow Granules: Maltodextrin (corn-based bulking agent), non-nutritive sweeteners (Sucralose 0.7%, acesulfame-k-0.6%), flavourings.
Ingredients: Canderel Yellow Sweeteners: Lactose (from Milk), Sweetener: Sucralose 7.3%, Stabiliser: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Flavours, Cross Linked Sodium Carboxy Methyl Cellulose

Suitable for diabetics when used as part of a balanced eating plan.
Suitable for lacto vegetarians.

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