March 13th, 2006

WTF

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Oh, good lord! I googled "Splenda". I found the most amazing number of fear mongering "Splenda is dangerous" sites. OMG, their misinformation is WORSE the what they are claiming the makers of Splenda are foisting off on us!

But I wish I had the time and saavy to track down where this 'chlorination' part comes in. Sucrose (sugar) is all carbon, oxygen and hydrogen. I THOUGHT sucralose was just the same, but with a mirror-image structure.

I think I will look up the structure of sucralose.

This is the closest I could find:

"Sucralose is made from sucrose by substituting three chlorine atoms for three hydroxyl groups to yield 1,6-dichloro-1,6-dideoxy-BETA-D-fructofuranosyl-4-chloro-4-deoxy-alpha-D-galactopyranoside. "


Interesting. But I still think the fearmongers misinformation and misdirection is actually worse.
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