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 Several studies have linked sugar to health problems, but researchers from Yale found that sucralose, a common zero-calorie artificial sweetener, can also potentially have negative health impacts when combined with carbohydrates. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, "Artificial sweeteners may make healthy people sick when paired with carbs, study says," 13 Mar. 2020 Participants drank seven of these beverages over the course of two weeks, and no changes were observed in the group drinking sucralose alone or sugar. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, "Artificial sweeteners may make healthy people sick when paired with carbs, study says," 13 Mar. 2020 In a further effort to broaden Mtn Dew’s appeal, Pepsi in January debuted Mtn Dew Zero Sugar, sweetened with acesulfame potassium, aspartame and sucralose and available in 20-ounce bottles, 2-liter bottles and 12 packs of 12-ounce cans. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, "Energy drinks crashed Mountain Dew’s caffeine high. So Pepsi is taking another shot.," 12 Mar. 2020 The primary artificial sweeteners Coca-Cola (KO) uses in its products include aspartame, acesulfame potassium, sucralose, saccharin, cyclamate and steviol gylcosides. Alicia Wallace, CNN, "Coca-Cola could be in tight supply of artificial sweetener for diet and zero-sugar drinks because of coronavirus," 25 Feb. 2020 The principal sweeteners used in Coca-Cola products are aspartame, acesulfame potassium, sucralose, saccharin, cyclamate and steviol glycosides. Stephanie Toone, ajc, "This is how coronavirus could affect Diet Coke production," 27 Feb. 2020 The big red flag here is all the artificial additives, including faux sweetener (sucralose is the generic Splenda). Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "What to Know About Pumpkin Spice Lattes, From a Nutritionist Who Loves Them," 13 Aug. 2019 Starbucks offers a few sugar-free syrups (including classic vanilla) that do not contain additional carbohydrates and are made with sucralose, which is also known as Splenda. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "Here's How You Can Order Keto-Friendly Drinks at Starbucks, According to a Nutritionist," 21 Dec. 2019 The US Food and Drug Administration has approved six high-intensity sweeteners as food additives: saccharin, aspartame, acesulfame potassium (Ace-K), sucralose, neotame and advantame. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Why you don't know how much artificial sweetener you're feeding your child," 28 Oct. 2019

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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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“Sucralose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sucralose. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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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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