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A low calorie sweetener, ‘Allulose’ got introduced to F&B market and manufacturing companies in 2015. It is believed to produce the texture and taste of sugar with approximately 90% less calories. Another advantage of allulose is that it is not metabolized in the body to form glucose and hence the body remains practically calorie free.
Allulose (also known as psicose and D-psicose) is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a food ingredient. FDA has allowed the use of allulose for cakes, pies pastries, frostings, biscuits, carbonated and non carbonated beverages, jams and jellies, yogurts, chewing gums, ice creams cookies, coffee mixes and more.
Matsutani America, Inc, Chicago has launched a form of this sugar which is branded as Astraea allulose. It is 0.2 calories per gram as compared to 4 calories per gram for sugar. It is 70% as sweet as sucrose.
It is believed to be a useful sweetener for several foods of the food and beverage segment including confections, beverage, bakery, dairy, chewing gums and other sweet goods. It does not carry the long lasting after taste unlike its synthetic counterparts. Astraea is created using a process known as “Izmoring,” coined by Ken Izumori, Ph.D. When a monosaccharide reacts with a microbial enzyme, it causes the sugar to change from one type to another.
In line with introducing a low calorie sugar to the world is Tate & Lyle, P.L.C, London. This company has introduced Dolcia Prima allulose, early this year. The sweetener has made its way in the United States and Chile as it has got the approval and is expected to receive an approval in other countries soon.
Similar to Astraea allulose, Dolcia Prima allulose also is believed to contain 90% fewer calories than regular sugar. It’s probable applications also include dairy products, confectionery item, jams and jellies, baked foods and beverages.
With the world in search of a low calorie sugar since years, allulose is a potential market break through and is believed to be dominating the food and beverage industry in years to come. To get an in depth insight on the allulose market and its prospects, eMarketOrg.com has an expertly analyzed data report on allulose available at http://emarketorg.com/pro/global-allulose-industry-report-2015/.