1. What is Allulose?
Allulose is a type of natural sweetener. It is often known as "rare sugar" due to its discovery in very little amount in fruits such as figs and raisins.
2. Is Allulose safe to consume?
Definitely yes!! According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), allulose is classified as a “generally regarded as safe” (GRAS). Based on FDA guidance, people of all ages can enjoy allulose in foods and beverages.
3. Why is Allulose the best choice of sugar substitute?
Allulose is a monosaccharide (simple sugar), so it taste like sugar. However, unlike other regular sugar, allulose is not metabolised in our body, which does not cause our blood sugar to spike. According to the FDA, allulose has little to no effect on blood glucose or insulin levels. Hence, it is diabetic friendly too!!
4. Why is Allulose ZERO calories?
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), allulose provides about 0.2-0.4 calories per gram (g)Trusted Source, which is significantly lower than the 2-4 calories per g in sugar. It has only LESS THAN 10% calories of sugar, which makes it VIRTUALLY CALORIE-FREE.
5. How does Allulose taste like?
It has exactly the same texture and mouthfeel as sugar, without any cooling or bitter aftertaste like other sugar substitute. Besides, Allulose is the ONLY ONE sugar substitute that gives the nice caramel colour we expect from baked goods like cakes and cookies.