Allulose joins stevia and inulin as tools in removing added sugars.
People looking to cut back on sugar may soon start seeing more of a novel ingredient: allulose, a substitute that tastes and performs much like the real thing but with a tenth of the calories and none of the cavity-causing, insulin-spiking drawbacks.
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Expo highlighted the latest innovations impacting the food and beverage markets. Tate & Lyle offered a prototype of an almond milk coffee latte featuring Dolcia Prima allulose.
Allulose has 90% fewer calories than table sugar and is now attracting the attention of mainstream consumer packaged goods brands, despite the premium price tag.
Sales of new keto-friendly cereal Magic Spoon have exceeded expectations, say founders Gabi Lewis and Greg Sewitz, who claim to have sold “far more than we projected even in our most aggressive projections,” in the first three months.
Magic Spoon is sweetened with allulose, which founder Gabi Lewis notes “tastes great but has no impact on blood sugar.”