A very sweet synthetic compound derived from sucrose and unable to be metabolized by the body, used as an artificial sweetener.
- Disaccharides include sucrose (refined white sugar) and sucralose, an artificial sweetener that contains chlorine as well as carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen.
- Consequently, many ice cream manufacturers have taken advantage of the trend, developing low-carb products, with most using artificial sweeteners like Splendabrand sucralose in place of sugar.
- It offers a mild sweetness and can be blended with more intense artificial sweeteners such as sucralose.
1970s: alteration of sucrose.
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