An artificial sweetener that's about 600 times sweeter than sugar. Its trade name is Splenda. This crystalline, free-flowing sweetener is both water soluble and stable, making it appropriate for a broad range of foods and beverages. See also acesulfame-k; alitame; aspartame; saccharin
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.