sucralose

noun

su·​cra·​lose ˈsü-krə-ˌlōs How to pronounce sucralose (audio)
: 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 Things to Consider This supplement is sweetened with sucralose, an artificial sweetener that some may prefer to avoid Our testers noted that while subtle, this creatine supplement has a somewhat bitter taste. Tamar Kane, Ms, Verywell Health, 25 Jan. 2024 It’s sweetened with sucralose, an artificial sweetener classified as safe by the Food & Drug Administration.15 However, Schmidt points out that artificial sweeteners may cause digestive upset for some people, and not everyone loves the taste of artificial sweeteners and flavors. Isabel Vasquez Rd Ldn, Health, 28 Aug. 2023 First, sugar alcohols (like xylitol, erythritol, or sorbitol) and other sweetener substitutes (like sucralose or aspartame) may upset your stomach and cause uncomfortable GI symptoms like gas, bloating, or diarrhea. Sara Coughlin, SELF, 7 Aug. 2023 No synthetic dyes or artificial flavors Cons Very high dose may cause digestive upset Contains a small amount of sucralose Individuals who are severely deficient in B12 may be advised by their healthcare provider to opt for a higher, extra-strength dose of the nutrient. Good Housekeeping, 28 Aug. 2023 Alternatives to aspartame include other artificial sweeteners such as saccharin and sucralose, sugar alcohols like sorbitol and xylitol, naturally derived sugar-free sweeteners like Stevia and simple sugars, such as those in sugar cane, sugar beets and honey. Jiangang Chen, The Conversation, 21 July 2023 At least six artificial sweeteners have been approved by the FDA: Saccharin, sucralose, aspartame, acesulfame potassium, neotame and advantame. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, 7 Mar. 2023 Some older sweeteners, such as sucralose, which is marketed under the brand name Splenda, have been studied repeatedly over many years and deemed safe by the FDA and regulators in other countries. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, 14 July 2023 The aforementioned study referenced previous research in which rats were administered sucralose. Carla Delgado, Verywell Health, 5 July 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1985, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sucralose was in 1985

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Cite this Entry

“Sucralose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sucralose. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

sucralose

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