Nowadays the consumers are more concern about their health especially about the weight control and diabetes.
As the demands for low-calorie products are increasing,
many researches have been invested and many products have been invented to answer the demands.
Sweeteners available in the market can be separated into 2 groups.
1. Ones with calories; such as fructose, sorbitol
2. Ones without calories; such as sucralose, aspartame, saccharin, acesulfame-K
Sucralose is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar replaced OH- with Cl-.
So it has a similar taste and chemical structure as sugar but is indigestible by human intestine.
Sucralose has a pleasant sweet taste without bitter aftertaste at all.
This white crytalline sweetener can also be cooked at high heat.
WHO, FAO, and FDA in more than 30 countries have approved the use of Sucralose for human consumption.
The popularity is continously growing.
Over 100 researches have been conducted on the safety of sucralose.
The studies show that sucralose is non-carcinogenic and
has no effects on environments, no teratogenic effects, nor mutagenic effects.
Moreover sucralose has no effects on blood sugar nor insulin producing.
So it is very suitable for diabetics and is tooth friendly.
Sensory Profiles Comparison: Sucralose, Sweeteners and Sugar
Level of Acceptance
American FDA has approved sucralose as food additives in 14 food groups.
- Baked goods and baking mixes
- Beverage and beverage bases
- Chewing gum
- Coffee and tea
- Dairy product analogues
- Fats and oils (salads dressings)
- Frozen dairy desserts and mixes
- Fruit and water ices
- Gelatins and pudding
- Jams and jellies
- Milk products
- Processed fruits and fruit juices
- Sugar substitue
- Sweet sauces, toppings, and syrups
- Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Food on Sucralose (Adopted by the SCF on 7 September 2000): European Commission Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General
- Everything You need to Know about Sucralose: American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, May 1998
- Sucralose: Prepared at the 41st JECFA(1993), published in FNP 52 Add 2 (1993)
- Process for the preparation of 4,1',6'-trichloro-4,1',6'-trideoxygalactosucrose (TGS): United States Patent 4380476, April 1983
- Process for the preparation of 4,1',6'-trichloro-4,1',6'-trideoxygalactosucrose: United States Patent 4362869, December 1982