Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Artificial Sweeteners Using Sucralose

Switching from sugar to a calorie free substitute is a popular choice among slimmers and those looking to control their weight. With more than 25 percent of us buying artificial sweeteners in the UK, we now have more choice than ever before.

Sucralose as a sweetener became enormously popular with the arrival of Splenda. This new calorie free sweetener was promoted as "Made from sugar, so it tastes like sugar" which seemed to imply that it was natural. 

However Sucralose, though originating from sugar, undergoes a chemical process which converts it to a calorie-free artificial sweetener. These days Splenda say 'it's not sugar, but it's made from sugar'.

Sucralose is 600 times sweeter than sugar, twice as sweet as saccharin and 3.3 times sweeter than aspartame. Because it's heat stable, it can be used in cooking and baking. Sucralose is widely available in granulated and tablet form as a calorie free alternative to sugar.

Below are some of the artificial sweeteners available in UK stores which are made using Sucralose. They're usually recognisable by their yellow packaging.

 Sugar Substitutes using Sucralose

Calories per Teaspoon/Tablet
ASDA (Chosen by you) Low Calorie Granulated
Maltodextrin, Sweetener (Sucralose 1.0%)
ASDA (Chosen by you) Low Calorie Tablets 
Lactose (Milk), Sweetener (Sucralose), L-Leucine , Corn Starch, Anti-Caking Agent (Carboxy Methyl Cellulose)
Canderel Yellow Granulated
Maltodextrin, Sweeteners (Sucralose 0.7%, Acesulfame-K 0.6%), Flavours
Canderel Yellow Tablets
Lactose (from Milk), Sweetener:  Sucralose 7.3%, Stabiliser: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Flavours, Cross Linked Sodium Carboxy Methyl Cellulose
Morrisons Granulated
Maltodextrin, sweetener (sucralose).
Morrisons Tablets 
Lactose, Sweetener (sucralose), leucine, stabilizer (sodium carboxymethylcellulose)
Nevella Tablets
Lactose, sweetener sucralose (12.2%), L-Leucine, Bacillus coagulans, GBI-30 6086, anti caking agent, cellulose gum
Splenda  Granulated
Maltodextrin, Sweetener (Sucralose: 1%)
Splenda Tablets 
Lactose (from Milk),Sweetener (Sucralose: 11%), Leucine, Cross-Linked Cellulose Gum
Tesco Low Calorie Granulated 
Maltodextrin, Sweetener (Sucralose)
Tesco Low Calorie Tablets 
Milk Sugar, Sweetener (Sucralose), Maize Starch

Related Posts:

Splenda - A Low calorie Alternative to Sugar - Read Post
Nevella Low Calorie Sweetener - Read Post
Canderel Yellow Artificial Sweeteners - Read Post
Morrisons Sucralose based Sweeteners - Read Post
Sugar Substitutes and Sweeteners using Stevia - Read Post
Artificial Sweeteners using Saccharin - Read Post
More information on Sucralose - click here
Frequently asked Questions on Sucralose and Splenda - click here.

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