“SUCRALOSE” is the only non-caloric sweetener made from sugar. Its unique combination of sugar-like taste and excellent stability allows sucralose to be used as a replacement for sugar in virtually every type of food and beverage, including in most home cooking and baking recipes.
Sucralose is derived from sugar through a multi-step, patented manufacturing process that selectively substitutes three atoms of chlorine for three hydroxyl groups on the sugar molecule. Chlorine is present naturally in many of the foods and beverages that we eat and drink every day and plays an important role in many biological processes and in nature.
The presence of chlorine in sucralose produces a sweetener that has no calories, yet is 600-700 times sweeter than sugar.
Sucralose tastes like sugar. It has a clean, quickly perceptible, sweet taste that does not leave an unpleasant aftertaste.
Moreover, sucralose retains its sweetness during all food and beverage manufacturing processes and this enables it to be used virtually anywhere sugar is used, including cooking and baking in the home.
It can be used by all populations, including pregnant women, nursing mothers, and children of all ages. Sucralose is beneficial for individuals with diabetes because research demonstrates that sucralose has no effect on carbohydrate metabolism or insulin secretion.
It retains its sweetness over a wide range of temperature and storage conditions over time. Because of its unique combination of great sugar like taste coupled with its stability, food manufacturers have used sucralose to create a wide range of great-tasting new foods and beverages. Examples include categories such as canned fruit, low-calorie fruit drinks, baked goods and sauces and syrups. Sucralose can also be used as a sweetener in nutritional supplements, medical foods, vitamin/mineral supplements, and pharmaceuticals. All in all, consumers have had a greater choice of low calorie foods and beverages due to sucralose. Thus, PuraSweet is blend of Maltodextrin, Dextrose and Sucralose which has sweetness equivalent to Sugar / Sucrose.
Functional Properties of “PuraSweet”:
Tastes like Sugar: Purasweet tastes like sugar and has no unpleasant aftertaste. In scientific taste tests conducted by independent research organizations, sucralose was found to have a taste profile very similar to sugar.
Heat Stable : Purasweet is exceptionally heat stable, making it ideal for use in baking, canning, pasteurization, aseptic processing and other manufacturing processes that require high temperatures. In studies among a range of baked goods, canned fruits, syrups, and jams and jellies, no measurable loss of sucralose occurred during processing and throughout shelf life.
Can Help Control Caloric Intake: Purasweet is not metabolized for energy, thus it has no calories. It passes rapidly through the body virtually unchanged, is unaffected by the body's digestive process, and does not accumulate in the body. By replacing sucralose for sugar in foods and beverages, calories can be reduced or in many products, practically eliminated.
Suitable for People with Diabetes: Purasweet is not recognized as sugar or a carbohydrate by the body. Thus, it has no effect on glucose utilisation, carbohydrate metabolism, the secretion of insulin, or glucose and fructose absorption. Studies in persons with normal blood glucose levels and in persons with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes have confirmed that sucralose has no effect on short- or long-term blood glucose control.
Does Not Promote Tooth Decay: Purasweet does not support the growth of oral bacteria and does not promote tooth decay.
Tastes like Sugar: Long Shelf Life:Purasweet combines a sugar-like taste with the heat, liquid and storage stability required for use in all types of foods and beverages. It is very stable in acidic products, such as carbonated soft drinks, and in other liquid based products (e.g., sauces, jelly, milk products, processed fruit drinks). Purasweet is also very stable in dry applications such as hot beverage mixes, instant desserts, and tabletop sweeteners. Consumers can therefore be confident of a great sugar-like taste with products sweetened with Purasweet.
Usage Guidelines: Purasweet is available in two different grades namely “PURASWEET MILD” & “PURASWEET PREMIUM”.
PURASWEET MILD is a bulk sweetener which has a sweetness equivalent to sugar / Sucrose. It means that on a equal weight basis “PURASWEET MILD” can be substituted for sugar.
PURASWEET PREMIUM is a bulk sweetner which has a sweetness of 15 times than that of sugar / sucrose. It means that only 0.06 % quantity on weight basis “PURASWEET PREMIUM” can be subsituted for sugar.
In any recipe where sugar / sugar syrup is used as a main ingredient, “PURASWEET” can be used as follows:
Measure the total amount of sugar / sugar syrup required in the recipe (in gms / litres)
Measure exactly the same amount of “PURASWEET MILD” to provide sugar equivalent sweetness in the recipe.
Eg: For Cake if you require 500 gms of powdered sugar, then measure 500 gms of PURASWEET MILD and add it in place of sugar for a perfect tasting cake.
Measure 0.06% amount of “PURASWEET PREMIUM” to provide sugar equivalent sweetness in the recipe.
Eg: For Cake if you require 500 gms of powdered sugar, then measure 0.03 gms (Thirty Grams) of PURASWEET PREMIUM and add it in place of sugar for a perfect tasting cake.