Sucralose is an artificial sweetener and sugar substitute. The majority of ingested sucralose is not broken down by the body, so it is noncaloric. In the European Union, it is also known under the E number E955. Sucralose is about 320 to 1,000 times sweeter than sucrose,three times as sweet as aspartame, twice as sweet as saccharin and three times as sweet as acesulfame potassium. It is stable under heat and over a broad range of pH
conditions. Therefore, it can be used in baking or in products that
require a longer shelf life. The commercial success of sucralose-based
products stems from its favorable comparison to other low-calorie
sweeteners in terms of taste, stability, and safety. Common brand names of sucralose-based sweeteners are Splenda,
Zerocal, Sukrana, SucraPlus, Candys, Cukren, and Nevella. Canderel
Yellow also contains sucralose, but the original Canderel and Green
Canderel do not.