Sucralose is a zero-calorie artificial sweetener,
andSplenda is the most common sucralose-based product. Sucralose is
made from sugar in a multi-step chemical process in which 3 hydrogen-oxygen
groups are replaced with chlorine atoms
New research has revealed a concerning potential health risk
associated with heating the sweetener sucralose. The heating process may cause
this sweetener to form harmful compounds, according to a new advisory, an issue
that is magnified if food containing sucralose is cooked at high temperatures.
The formation may start at a relatively low cooking temperature of 248F and get
worse as the temp goes up
What is sucralose?
Sucralose is a popular
artificial sweetener often used as a calorie-free sugar substitute by dieters
and diabetics. The substance is one of multiple sugar substitutes, joining
products like aspartame, stevia, and xylitol.
Sucralose is sold
under a variety of brand names, and is also sometimes used as a sweetener in
pre-packaged and processed food products.
In addition, a number
of low-calorie recipes targeted at dieters and diabetics include sucralose as a
sugar substitute, some of them — such as baked goods and hot beverages —
involving high temperatures.
It is so sweet. Is anything as rewarding as the taste of sweetness? Think of birthday cakes piled high with icing and candles, ice cream cones and sodas celebrating a win after a sports game, the treats handed out at every holiday. Sugar can be a substitute for the self-love we often deny ourselves. Sweetness […]