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Though the FDA approved the use of Splenda as a sweetener in foods and some claim it is the perfect sugar substitute, others claim it is unsafe and has more in common with pesicides than table sugar. Though it is considered "natural," the term natural has no meaning when used on food labels, so that is misleading. Splenda is the trade name for sucralose, a synthetic (man made) compound discovered in 1976 by scientists in Britain who were seeking a new pesticide formulation. While it is true that the Splenda molecule starts out as sucrose, three of its hydroxyl groups have been replaced by three chlorine atoms.

The truth is, the safety of Spenda (sucralose) is not yet known. More studies are needed to determine its safety, especially long-term safety.

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What dessert recipes are safe for diabetics?

There are many desert recipes that are safe for diabetics. Most desert can be safe for diabetics as long as you use a splenda sugar instead of regular sugar.

What is Splenda?

Splenda is an artificial sweetener.

When was Splenda created?

Splenda was created in 1999.

What is better sugar or splenda?

Splenda is sweeter, but sugar is healthier. Splenda is 180 times as sweet as sugar.

Is splenda gluten free?

Splenda is not gluten free.

Is Splenda a reducing sugar?

No Splenda is not a reducing sugar.

Does Splenda or Equal ferment yeast faster?


Is splenda bad for the body?

Splenda is not bad if you don't eat exagerated quantities; splenda is for diabetics and fatty individuals.

Is there aspartame in splenda?

No, the artificial sugar used in splenda is sucralose.

Does splenda contain proteins?

No; splenda contains sugars, which are carbohydrates.

Is Splenda healthier than Equal?

yes! splenda is healthier!

Is splenda better than equal?

yes there is no sugar in splenda.

What can be used to replace splenda?

what can I use in place of splenda to sweeten

What melts in ice faster splenda or sugar?

Splenda because it has more chemicals in it,then regular sugar which is more natural than Splenda.

Is splenda bad when dieting?

there is nothing to say that splenda is bad when trying to lose weight but the artificial sweetners in splenda are bad for your body

How many calories are in a cup of splenda?

There are 0 calories in a cup of Splenda.

Is splenda polar or nonpolar?

splenda is polar because it is water soluble.

How many calories in a cup of splenda?

There are 0 calories in a cup of Splenda.

How many carbohydrates are in Splenda?

One tbsp of Splenda has 1g of carbs.

What is the Difference between Table sugar and Splenda?

Splenda is all artificial

What is inside of splenda?

inside of slenda there is pop i dont eat splenda

What distribution channel does Splenda use?

what distrbution channels does Splenda use

Does Splenda Affect Antioxidants in Green Tea?

Yes, splenda makes it taste nasty. Splenda is not real sugar and it causes you to gain weight.

How many grams are in one tablespoon of splenda?

About 10 grams in a tablespoon of splenda

How can you use Splenda in a cheesecake?

You can replace the sugar in the recipe for Splenda, which is a sugar substitute.