All About Allulose Sweetener
We want to share with you some simple facts about the natural sweetener Allulose.
Let's get right to it, shall we?
Allulose is a low calorie sugar with the same clean, sweet taste you expect from sugar. Allulose is only 75% as sweet as real sugar and therefore most drinks and desserts need more natural Allulose sweetener to achieve the same sweetness as sugar.
Allulose is one of many different sugars that exists in nature in very small quantities. It gets extracted from the plant of certain fruits including jackfruit, figs and raisins.
Allulose has always been naturally present in small quantities in a variety of sweet foods like caramel sauce, maple syrup and brown sugar.
And best, a monosaccharide, or simple sugar, Allulose is absorbed by the body, but not metabolized so it is nearly calorie-free. 4g of Allulose sweetener has only 1 calorie and is therefore an amazing sugar substitution when on a low-carb-diet or keto-diet.
To sum it up Allulose:
- taste like sugar
- looks like sugar
- behaves like sugar
- bakes like sugar
- dissolves in liquid like sugar
- is not counted on the nutrition label like sugar
- is a natural sweetener
- is diabetes-friendly
Allulose is classified as a “rare sugar,” because it's naturally found in small amounts in a few foods—including figs, raisins, molasses, and maple syrup. Like glucose and fructose—the two components that make up sucrose, or table sugar,—it's a "monosaccharide," or simple sugar.
Artificial sweeteners are different.
Allulose is available at some grocery stores, and Amazon - mostly in a form of powder or syrup. Also available on Wholesome.
Here are some case studies:
Rare sugar D-allulose
Effects of D-allulose
Rare sugars + health effects in humans
In Comparison, How Does Real Sugar Affect Your Health?