Frequently Asked Questions
The Canderel® Range
The core intense sweeteners used in Canderel® products (Aspartame, Acesulfame-K, and Sucralose are between 200 and 400 times sweeter than sugar. We therefore use maltodextrin to make very concentrated intense sweeteners to dissolve and to provide same volume as sugar.
Maltodextrin is an easily digested f carbohydrate that is completely soluble in our body. It’s widely used as a bulking agent in foods and dry mix products including infant formula. We use non-gmo, gluten free corn based maltodextrin in our formulation.
Yes, all Canderel® products are halal certified.
Yes, all Canderel® products are suitable for vegetarians. Canderel® tablets are not suitable for vegans as the ingredients include lactose, but all other products are vegan friendly.
Yes. Aspartame is made from two amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. When we consume foods or drinks containing Aspartame the sweetener is broken down to its component parts, which are treated in exactly the same way as if they had come from meat, milk or vegetables. Aspartame brings nothing new to the diet. Its safety has been re-confirmed many times by European Food safety Authority (EFSA).
Sucralose is a non-calorie sweetener made from sugar. It’s 600 times sweeter than sugar and has a clean, sweet taste without an aftertaste. Sucralose can be used in place of sugar in many foods and beverages. It also works well in most home cooking and baking recipes.
Sucralose is produced from sugar through a multistep manufacturing process. During this process a small amount of chlorine is added which changes the structure of the sugar molecule. This change produces a sweetener that has no calories, but is 600 times sweeter than sugar. There is no cause for concern about the safety of sucralose due to the presence of chlorine. Chlorine is present naturally in many foods and beverages that we eat and drink every day. For example; lettuce, mushrooms, and table salt contain small amounts of chlorine.
Sucralose is being used in a broad range of foods and beverages. Currently, the types of products sweetened with Sucralose include carbonated soft drinks, low calorie fruit drinks and yoghurt.
The ADI set for Sucralose by the Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization (FAO/WHO) Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives, is 15 mg/kg of body weight per day. For an adult weighing 70 kg can safety consume 170 teaspoons of Ideal for baking granular a day for the whole life.
Cooking and Baking with Canderel®
Other Canderel Questions
It is zero calorie, zero sugar sweetener in liquid form. It is perfect to use in hot and cold beverages and in many recipes. Just one squeeze sweetens like one teaspoon of sugar.
Use Canderel® Zero liquid in hot and cold beverages, smoothies, on your cereals, sauces, salad dressings, where the main role of sugar is to just to provide sweetness. Canderel® zero liquid may not be suitable for recipes that need sugar for volume and browning.