Here's a selection of questions people often ask about SPLENDA® Sucralose.
We try to make our replies as informative as possible, but if you have any questions that aren't answered here, please contact us.
What is sucralose?
<p>Sucralose is the no-calorie sweetener that starts with sugar, tastes like sugar, but is not sugar.</p>
What is SPLENDA®?
<p>SPLENDA® is the brand name for sucralose manufactured by Tate & Lyle.</p>
How is SPLENDA® Sucralose made?
<p>SPLENDA® Sucralose is manufactured by a multi-step patented process that starts with sugar. The process selectively replaces three hydrogen-oxygen groups on the sugar molecule with three chlorine atoms. The result is a sweetener that is approximately 600 times sweeter than sugar.</p>
How many calories does SPLENDA® Sucralose contain?
<p>SPLENDA® Sucralose is not recognised by the body as a carbohydrate and is not metabolised by the body. Therefore, SPLENDA® Sucralose has no calories.</p>
Does SPLENDA® Sucralose interact with other food ingredients?
<p>No. SPLENDA® Sucralose is inert and does not interact with other commonly used food ingredients, even after prolonged storage.</p>
Can SPLENDA® Sucralose be used as a direct replacement for nutritive sweeteners such as sugar (sucrose) or glucose syrups?
<p>Depending on the application and local regulations, SPLENDA® Sucralose can be used to replace nutritive sweeteners such as sugar or glucose syrup. In products such as beverages, sucralose can be used to partially or fully replace nutritive sweeteners in order to develop products that have all the perceived sweetness of a full-calorie product. In other food items such as confectionery, ice cream and baked goods, the bulking effects of sugar need to be provided by traditional bulking agents from Tate & Lyle’s extensive ingredient portfolio such as STA-LITE® Polydextrose or maltodextrins.</p> <p>For more information on Tate & Lyle’s other food ingredients, please visit <strong><a href="http://www.tateandlyle.com/" target="_blank">http://www.tateandlyle.com/</a></strong></p> <p>For numerous examples of beverages formulated with SPLENDA® Sucralose, please visit <strong><a href="http://www.yourdrinksolutions.com/your_beverages/pages/in_beverages_landing_page.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.yourdrinksolutions.com/your_beverages/pages/in_beverages_landing_page.aspx</a></strong></p>
Can SPLENDA® Sucralose be added to the manufacturing process prior to heat treatment?
<p>Yes. SPLENDA® Sucralose is highly stable and maintains its sweetness during the heat processing of foods and beverages.</p>
Is SPLENDA® Sucralose easy to get into solution?
<p>Yes. SPLENDA® Sucralose is freely soluble in water, and solutions of sucralose will not cause excessive foaming.</p>
Is SPLENDA® Sucralose hygroscopic?
<p>No. However, we do recommend that you store SPLENDA® Sucralose as you would most dry ingredients in ambient, dry conditions.</p>
What form is SPLENDA® Sucralose sold in?
<p>SPLENDA® Sucralose is a free-flowing dry powder available in two particle size forms: granular or micronised. The dry forms are sold in 1kg and 10kg pack sizes. In certain countries, it is also available as a 25% w/w liquid concentrate. Please contact your sucralose account manager at Tate & Lyle regarding availability of Sucralose Liquid Concentrate.</p>
What is the difference between the SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener Packets and Granulated Products (sold in supermarkets) and SPLENDA® Sucralose for food and beverage manufacturers?
<p>SPLENDA® Sucralose is sold as an ingredient to food and beverage manufacturers as a dry powder that is 600 times sweeter than sugar and has no calories. It is intended for use in commercially manufactured products such as foods and beverages. SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener sold in supermarkets is intended for use by consumers for sweetening tea and coffee (packet form) and for sprinkling, cooking and baking (granulated form). Spoon for spoon, it has the same sweetness as sugar. SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener combines the ingredient form of SPLENDA® Sucralose with other food ingredients that add bulk so that it can be used in the home.</p>