How is Zeugar Foods Sweet, but still safe for diabetics and have low calorie?
Zeugar Products are made by substituting Sugar in the product with Sucralose. Sucralose is
which is made from Sugar, but it has been scientifically modified to replace 3 Hydrogen –
Oxygen groups on the Sugar molecule with Chlorine atoms (Same chlorine which is part of
The resultant Sucralose product is much sweeter than Sugar but has zero calories and zero
Zero Glycaemic Index indicate that Sucralose compound does not get absorbed in the blood
stream like normal Sugar and therefore does not increase blood Sugar levels at all, making it
fully safe for use by diabetics
Zero calorie of Sucralose help people reduce the overall calorie content of the dish and
hence help weight control
Outside of Sugar, how safe are the other ingredients?
We are careful to avoid fruits or vegetables with high calorie / Glycaemic Index. That is why
you will never see a Mango or Watermelon used in our dishes. We use fruits like Apple,
Papaya, Berries etc which in reasonable quantities are safe for diabetics and health watchers
We always strive to use healthier ingredients – For e.g. We use skimmed milk (Milk where
fats are removed) instead of normal milk, thereby reducing calories
We suggest to take your physicians advice on exactly how much quantities of our products
you can have on a daily basis, but from our extensive testing done, up to 5 packs of our
products is very safe to consume daily
When was Sucralose discovered? Who discovered it?
Sucralose was discovered in 1976 as the result of a joint sweetener research project
conducted by Tate & Lyle and Queen Elizabeth College in London, UK. The scientists, who
were investigating the structure-taste relationship of the sugar molecule, discovered that by
modifying the structure of sugar in a certain way they could intensify the sweet taste of
sugar whilst at the same time making it non-caloric.
How is Sucralose made?
Sucralose is made through a patented, multi-step process that starts with sugar and
selectively replaces three hydrogen-oxygen groups on the sugar molecule with three
chlorine atoms. The result is an exceptionally stable sweetener that tastes like sugar, but
without sugar’s calories
Are the Sucralose sweeteners used in Zeugar safe?
Sweeteners used by Zeugar is 100% safe. This is the view of every regulatory agency that has reviewed the scientific research on the ingredient. Sucralose has been approved by both Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) in USA
Since its introduction over a decade ago, millions of people have safely enjoyed foods and
beverages sweetened with sucralose. It is conclusively tested, and its safety has been
confirmed by regulatory authorities representing more than 80 countries worldwide. An
extensive database of scientific research demonstrates sucralose has no harmful effects and
is safe for all consumers
Can Diabetics consumer Sucralose?
Yes. Numerous studies have shown that sucralose is suitable for people with diabetes.
Sucralose is not recognized by the body as sugar or as a carbohydrate. It is not metabolized
by the body for energy and does not affect blood glucose levels. Sucralose has no effect on
carbohydrate metabolism or insulin secretion and is therefore suitable for diabetics. For
more information please visit The American Diabetes Association Web site
www.diabetes.org and the SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener Web site, www.splenda.com
(See: Living with Diabetes section)