Thursday, January 05, 2017

The In Thing #2 Introducing Allulose/D-Psiscose And Isomaltooligosaccharide

A $22 bottle of the hottest new non caloric sugar in the food biz

The In Thing #2 Introducing Allulose/D-Psiscose And  Isomaltooligosaccharide
 My stash of Allulose containing low carb, low calorie goodies.

Allulose and Isomaltooligosaccharide
have been in Japan for years now. Allulose (AKA D-psiscose) is a monosaccharide and is called a RARE SUGAR in Japan.
Well, it might be rare for a short time, but right now its starting to show up in EVERYTHING!

Allulose tastes exactly like sugar, and yet has no carbs or calories.
This is why Quest Nutritionals put it in their new Cereal Bars  (seen on bottom)

I loved their chocolate cereal bar, looked at the ingredients and started researching allulose.
its just starting to hit the US market and will soon be in everything.

On the left are Chocorite Peanut Butter Patties with allulose.
At top you see a variety of Sukrin brand Erythritol and Isomaltooligosaccharide
containing baking products
Sukrin Gold (brown sugar sub)
Sukrin Melis (powdered sugar sub)
Sukrin Plain (white sugar sub)
Then there are the liquids
Clear Sukrin (Corn Syrup sub)
Dark Sukrin (Molasses, or Golden Syrup sub)

So lets talk about what Allulose and Isomaltooligosaccharide

Allulose is a monosaccharide. Monosaccharides are simple sugars like sucrose, but Allulose monosaccharide, is different in that its not metabolized at all for some reason and may even lower blood sugar and improve insulin resistance (source)

Isomaltooligosaccharides are 
Isomaltooligosaccharide (IMO) is a mixture of short-chain carbohydrates which has a digestion-resistant property. IMO is found naturally in some foods, as well as being manufactured commercially. The raw material used for manufacturing IMO is starch, which is enzymatically converted into a mixture of isomaltooligosaccharides.
IMO is a multifunctional molecule which exerts positive effects on human digestive health; it acts as a prebiotic, decreases flatulence, has a low glycemic index, and prevents dental caries.
(source: Wikipedia)


 So if you start seeing these funky sounding ingredients you will know what they are and that they are good for you and are so delicious!

The $22 bottle of Allulose is available here
All other items are already sourced by blue text links.

Just remember that Allulose is hard to make so items made with it will be expensive.
But you are worth it.