sucralose

noun
su·​cra·​lose | \ ˈsü-krə-ˌlōs How to pronounce sucralose (audio) \

Definition of sucralose

: a white crystalline powder C12H19Cl3O3 that is derived from sucrose and is used as a low-calorie sweetener having a sweetness of much greater intensity than sucrose

Examples of sucralose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike the other sauce-testants, this one was sweetened with sucralose. Emily Heil, Washington Post, 29 June 2022 Examples of artificial sweeteners include sucralose and aspartame, while sorbitol and xylitol are some sugar alcohols. Nikhita Mahtani, SELF, 7 June 2022 Finally, sucralose showed a 3 percent greater chance of getting cancer in all types of consumers. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 28 Mar. 2022 In addition, a study that fed mice sucralose, aspartame, or saccharin for 11 weeks found alterations in the gut microbiome, which caused intolerance to a standardized glucose feeding. Patrick Wilson, Outside Online, 7 Aug. 2020 Three of those approved include aspartame, sucralose, and acesulfame potassium. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 28 Mar. 2022 One scoop is 100 calories and 20 grams of protein, and the only downside is the sucralose—artificial, but so, so good. Amanda Shapiro, Bon Appétit, 8 Mar. 2022 Eating excessive amounts of artificial sweeteners like aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose can have undesirable effects on the body, but the dosages required for this to occur are quite high. Patrick Wilson, Outside Online, 7 Aug. 2020 Another artificial sweetener, sucralose (aka Splenda®), is even sweeter than saccharin and aspartame, coming in at 600 times the potency of sugar. Patrick Wilson, Outside Online, 7 Aug. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of sucralose

1985, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sucralose

probably from sucrose + -al entry 3 + -ose entry 2

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The first known use of sucralose was in 1985

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5 Jul 2022

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“Sucralose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sucralose. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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sucralose

noun
su·​cra·​lose | \ ˈsü-krə-ˌlōs How to pronounce sucralose (audio) \

Medical Definition of sucralose

: a white crystalline powder C12H19Cl3O8 that is derived from sucrose by the chemical substitution of three chlorine atoms for three hydroxyl groups and that is used as a low-calorie sweetener having a sweetness of much greater intensity than sucrose

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