Sucralose (E 955) is a calorie-free sweetener. It does not provide the body with energy, as sucralose can only be utilized to a limited extent. The sweetener is made from sugar. It is formed by the chemical conversion of sucrose, which requires chlorine compounds.
The sweetening power is about 500 to 600 times higher than that of sugar.
Sucralose is not permitted in all foods. It is permitted in energy-reduced or sugar-free foods such as sugar-free desserts, sugar-free or energy-reduced spreads, or energy-reduced or sugar-free confectionery.
In addition, sucralose is found in energy-reduced or sugar-free beverages, alcoholic beverages, sweet and sour fruits, canned vegetables or fish, and dietary supplements.
Up to 15% of sucralose can be converted by the body to 1,6-dichlorofructose, which can cause much more severe side effects (bloating, diarrhea, vomiting, circulatory collapse) than fructose in people with fructose intolerance.
Therefore, excessive consumption is not recommended in fructose intolerant individuals. This sweetener should also be avoided completely during the period of abstinence. It should be noted that sweeteners are often mixed with fructose in finished products to achieve the desired taste.