German startup Savanna Ingredients GmbH has begun producing initial quantities of allulose with the goal of producing the natural, virtually calorie-free sugar on a larger scale.
The sugar’s calorie content is 0.2 kcal, which would fall under the European Union’s “without calories” classification. Savanna plans to apply for approval to classify the product as a foodstuff in Europe.
Allulose’s taste and functional characteristics make it suitable for different applications, including soft drinks and bakery items, among others. Production capabilities are being expanded at Savanna’s Elsdorf site to accommodate future demand.