What is allulose.
– One of the most revolutionary sweeteners to enter the market in decades
– A deep, clean cut of 90% of added sugars
– A monosaccharide that can be found naturally in figs, raisins and maple syrup.
– Its chemical makeup is almost identical to that of sucrose, but minor differences in its hydrogen and oxygen structure mean it has only one-tenth the calories of sugar.
Allulose acts as a sweetener system.
– Synergistic with other sweeteners
– Similar taste and texture to sucrose
– No unpleasant aftertaste and is completely neutral
– Highly soluble in low or high temperature solutions
– No cooling effect like sweeteners such as erythritol
– Moisture binding also helps extend shelf life, and chocolate cake and cookies do not harden over time
– Provides the desired taste from sugar, resulting in a more satisfying flavor without the need for added bulking ingredients
– Improved foaming properties of egg whites in aerated food systems
– Participates in the Maillard reaction, supporting browning and adding a golden hue to breads and rolls
Hordenose with body
– Unlikely to cause gas or bloating because it resists fermentation in the stomach
– Studies have shown that allulose may lower blood sugar levels, which is promising for diabetics.
– Early research suggests that hordenose has some anti-inflammatory properties that may help with chronic diseases
– May reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by protecting insulin-producing cells in the pancreas
– Numerous findings suggest that the use of allulose does not take the body out of ketosis and does not affect blood sugar.
The “Added Sugar” Red Letter
– Consumers are demanding low-sugar, clean-label options
– According to IFIC’s health survey, 48% of consumers say they have cut certain foods and beverages out of their diet because of sugar.
– Baby Boomers are feeling the effects of poor lifestyle choices and changing their lifestyles
– Half of the women surveyed said they are cutting back on their sugar intake
– Brands have recently begun reformulating with stevia and rooibos products, but there are other healthy options that many consumers are unaware of Consumers are becoming more health conscious, but they still often have misconceptions about sweeteners
Clean labels have tremendous customer appeal and will not go unnoticed by diabetics, low-glycemic dieters and anyone with a healthy lifestyle.
– Cities like Boulder, San Francisco and Albany are the latest major U.S. cities to implement sugar taxes on soft drinks. This is also a global issue; many countries are making similar changes in their sugar consumption.
– Children are our future and parents are no longer willing to buy sugary products for their children.
– Weight gain and diabetes are some of the biggest issues facing the sugar industry
– 75% of consumers surveyed said that sugar content affects their purchases
Consumer-Friendly Benefits of Allulose
– Allulose is a great opportunity to jump on the ketogenic/low-carb lifestyle trend
– Allulose is available in both liquid and powder form, making it ideal for use in a variety of products
Clean label sugar reduction
is the key to winning over health-conscious and mainstream consumers. Allulose can help you achieve this goal by reducing calories through clean labeling.
In a study released by the Consumer Goods Forum, more than 102 surveyed food companies reformulated 180,000 products to support healthier lifestyles and address public health concerns. Ingredient suppliers and food technologists alike have this opportunity to step up their game. Companies like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Kraft and Nestle are making changes, are you?
Here’s your chance to create a clean-label product that consumers will love.