What is Sucralose?

Curious about low-calorie sweeteners? You’re not alone. Conflicting information about low-calorie sweeteners seems to be reaching new heights, so we’ve searched high and low for the facts. Here’s the low-down on sucralose.

Low- and no-calorie sweeteners like sucralose are a tool to help reduce the calories we consume from sugar. Sucralose is actually made from sugar, but it isn’t digested like it. In fact, most of the sucralose we consume isn’t absorbed by our bodies at all.

Sucralose provides no calories, has been FDA-approved since 1998 and is the primary sweetener found in the brand name Splenda®.

Want to get up close with sucralose? Check out our infographic below.

More curious than most? Check out our Sucralose Fact Sheet.