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First identified in wheat 70 years ago, allulose is also naturally found in figs, maple syrup, raisins, and mollasses. The official definition says that, “Allulose is a low-calorie sugar with the same clean, sweet taste you expect from sugar”.
It is described as a low-calorie monosaccharide that is 70% as sweet as sucrose. It’s minimally metabolized and excreted almost unchanged. It inhibits the absorption of glucose in the intestines, so it has potential anti-hyperglycemic effects.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration states that allulose does not need to be listed under total sugars or added sugar. However, it must be labeled as a carbohydrate.
Allulose is almost calorie free because the human body cannot metabolize it the same way as sugar. Therefore, there is no glycemic response. It does not increase blood sugar or spike insulin levels. Due to its extremely low sugar content, allulose is becoming much more popular among ketogenic dieters. But you don’t have to go keto to enjoy this sugar alternative. Allulose is a great ingredient in common baked, frozen, and liquid foods.
Legendary Foods is proud to use allulose as a sweetening application in our Tasty Pastries. See our nutritional facts for more information.
If there’s one thing that’s important to us, it’s limiting the amount of carbohydrates we eat. While it used to be easy to look at nutritional facts and see how many carbs a product had, things have changed a bit. We now know that there are carbs that affect our blood sugar and there are ones that don’t.
Impact carbs are also known as ‘Net Carbs’. These are what we actually absorb and have the ability to raise our blood sugar and insulin levels.
So then, what are the carbs that don’t affect our blood sugar? These include some sugar alternatives and most fibers.
Fiber: Our digestive tracts can’t break down most fiber and therefore we don’t absorb them.
Sugar Alternatives: We do know that sugar, in its many forms, does increase blood sugar levels. However, it’s less clear when we talk about sugar alternatives. Some of the sugar alternatives that do not increase blood sugar are erythritol, stevia, sucralose, and allulose.
This is the reason you may see a greater amount of carbs on a nutritional label but those carbs then broken down a bit more.
Net Carbs= Total Carbs – (Fiber + Sugar Alternatives)
At Legendary Foods we are committed to making products with the smallest amount of net carbs possible. We are relentless in testing all of our ingredients to make sure there is minimal effect on blood sugar levels.