Equal Classic Sweetener is made with Aspartame, which contains two amino acids -- aspartic acid and phenylalanine, which are the building blocks of proteins. These are also found naturally in most protein-containing foods, including meats, dairy products, vegetables, soy-based alternatives, nuts, and seeds. When we consume aspartame it is broken down and moves through our body in the exact same way as those amino acids found in these foods.
Sucralose is the primary sweetening ingredient in Equal Gold Sweetener. It is made from sugar, but unlike sugar it is not metabolized for energy, and therefore contains no calories! It is heat stable and acts very similarly to sugar making it perfect for cooking and baking your favorite desserts, pastries and savory dishes.
Equal Stevia Sweetener is made from the extract of the Stevia leaf. The Stevia leaf is a member of the chrysanthemum family and has been used as a natural sweetener in South America for over 1500 years. It is obtained by steeping Stevia leaves in hot water to extract the sweet parts and then processed to separate, purify and filter the extract.