SPLENDA contains sucralose as well as small amounts of corn-based carbohydrates. Sucralose is an artificial sweetener with no calories. It is about 600 times sweeter than sugar.
The carbohydrates in SPLENDA are called dextrose and maltodextrin. They add volume and texture so that SPLENDA can be used for cooking. These extra ingredients have so few calories per serving that the FDA classifies SPLENDA as a no calorie food. One cup of SPLENDA is equal to one cup of sugar in recipes. It is a great way to enjoy sweets without gaining weight. SPLENDA is lactose- and gluten-free, but those who are allergic to corn should avoid it.