Equal, the brand you've trusted for 30 years, has expanded. In addition to our classic blue packets, we now offer Equal Sucralose and Equal Cyclamate. Learn more about how ingredients of our new collection will deliver the great taste and quality you expect from Equal.
The sweetening ingredient in Equal Classic is aspartame, which is composed of two amino acids (the building blocks of protein).
In the body, aspartame breaks down into the amino acids aspartic acid and phenylalanine, as well as a small amount of methanol–components found naturally in foods like meats, milk, fruits, and vegetables.
The body recognizes and uses these components in exactly the same way, whether they come from aspartame or common foods. Association and the American Diabetes Association have also recognized aspartame's safety. In fact, it is one of the most tested food ingredients in FDA history and is currently used in over 6,000 products.
Other ingredients are added to provide bulking and to make it easier to use.
Equal Sucralose is made using a multi-step process that starts with ordinary table sugar (sucrose) then replaces three hydrogen-oxygen groups on the sugar molecule with three chlorine atoms. This results in a stable sweetener that delivers a taste profile similar to sugar but is calorie-free.
Sucralose can be used in place of sugar in many foods and beverages and is heat stable, so it's great for use in a wide variety of temperatures and works well in most home cooking and baking recipes.
Equal Cyclamate has been used to sweeten foods and beverages without calories or carbohydrates for over a century, and has been the subject of extensive scientific research. It is one of the most studied ingredients in the food supply.
|Equal Classic||Packets||dextrose with maltodextrin, aspartame|
|Equal Classic||Spoonful||maltodextrin, aspartame|
|Equal Classic||Tablets||lactose (from milk), aspartame, acesulfame potassium, cellulose gum, calcium stearate|
|Equal Sucralose||Packets||dextrose with maltodextrin, sucralose|
|Equal Sucralose||Granulated||maltodextrin, sucralose|
|Equal Cyclamate||Packets||dextrose with maltodextrin, sodium cyclamate, cream of tartar, calcium silicate|