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What Is Allulose?

Updated: Dec 14, 2021

Allulose, chemically known as D-psicose, is one of Ange Bake’s preferred choice for sweetener to be used in our bakes. It is classified as a "rare sugar" because it is naturally present in only a few foods like jackfruit, figs and raisins.

Here’s What We Know About Allulose

What Is Allulose

  • 100% naturally derived. Naturally present in some fruits and vegetables.

  • 70% as sweet as sucrose, tastes just like it and even has the same chemical formula.

  • Granted the GRAS (Generally Recognised As Safe) status by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration)

  • It is an epimer of Fructose, known as C3 epimer.

  • When taken orally, it is rapidly absorbed (within 1 hour) and cleared from the plasma in 24 hours. 70% of it enters the small intestines, passes into the bloodstream and is then excreted intact in urine and faeces without significant metabolism. 30% goes into the large intestines where it is not fermented and is also excreted intact. In conclusion, allulose is virtually unmetabolized in the body. (Yay!)

  • Classified as carbohydrates because of similar chemical composition of a carbohydrate - Even though allulose is not known to raise blood sugar levels, according to guidelines from FDA, it still falls under the classification of carbohydrates due to allulose being a monosaccharide and has the chemical composition of a carbohydrate. The actual physiological effect on blood sugar level is not taken into consideration in the determination of being labelled as a carbohydrate. For diabetic patients and keto practitioners, it would be safe to not consider and exclude the carbohydrates in allulose when tracking daily carbohydrates intake.

  • A recommended choice of sugar replacement by HPB (Health Promotion Board Singapore) and MOH (Ministry of Health Singapore)

Benefits of using Allulose

  • It is a natural sweetener.

  • It does not raise blood sugar or insulin levels. And here's some good news for people who have diabetes or are watching their blood sugar.

  • It has the taste and texture of sugar, without all the calories.

  • Has no after taste.

  • Does not promote dental decay.


Recommended Choice of Sugar Replacement in Singapore’s War Against Diabetes

Recommended Choice of Sugar Replacement

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