Splenda is an artificial sweetener that provides the same sweetness as 2 teaspoons of sugar without the calories or fattening & obesity side effects.
- 0 Calories
- Provides same sweetness as two teaspoons of sugar
- Does not promote tooth decay
- 0 grams of Fat
Splenda is an artificial sweater that contains 0 calories and 0 grams of fat. It as none of the negative side effects that sugar does and can be used to help lose weight. Splenda can also be used as a sugar substitute for diabetics.
Splenda is the perfect artificial sweetener to put over any food or beverage to give you the taste of sugar without the calories. It is a great sugar substitute if you are looking to lose weight or are dieting and do not want the added calories sugar can give you.
What are the different types of Splenda?
Splenda no calorie Sweetener comes in two forms for consumers, granular and packet.
The granular form of Splenda measures and pours just like sugar. Splenda artificial sweetener Packets provide a convenient way to add sweetness in proportion without the guilt or fat of sugar
How is Splenda made?
Splenda is also the brand name for the ingredient sucralose.
It is made through a patented, multi-step process that starts with sugar and converts it to a no calorie, non-carbohydrate sweetener.
The process selectively replaces three hydrogen-oxygen groups on the sugar molecule with three chlorine atoms.
Chlorine is a natural part of salt, which is found in many foods, like lettuce, tomatoes, mushrooms, melons, and peanut butter, and chlorine is added to most public water supplies.
Chlorine is also a part of more complex molecules found in such things as lentils, peas, and potatoes. It is a part of daily life. In the case of Splenda, its addition converts sucrose to sucralose, which is essentially inert.
The result is an exceptionally stable sweetener that tastes like sugar, but without sugar's calories. Sucralose isn’t broken down for energy, and is not recognized by the body as a carbohydrate.
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Dextrose, Maltodextrin, Sucralose.
Like many no calorie sweeteners, each serving of Splenda contains a very small amount of common food ingredients, e.g., dextrose and maltodextrin, for volume.
Because the amount of these ingredients is so small, Splenda still has an insignificant calorie value per serving and meets FDA's standards for no calorie sweeteners.