Sucralose is a non-nutritive sweetener. The majority of ingested sucralose is not broken down by the body, so it is non-caloric. Sucralose is about 600 times sweeter than sucrose, three times as sweet as aspartame and twice as sweet as saccharin. It is stable under heat and over a broad range of pH conditions. It can be used in baking or in products that require a longer shelf life.
The commercial success of sucralose-based products stems from its favorable comparison to other low-calorie sweeteners in terms of taste, stability, and safety.
Sucralose is a white to off white crystalline powder. It is freely soluble in water, methanol, and alcohol. It is slightly soluble in ethyl acetate. It functions as a nonnutritive sweetener/flavor enhancer. Sucralose has a clean, sweet taste that is approximately 600 times sweeter than sugar.