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Lakanto has long been committed to offering sugar alternatives that cater to diverse tastes, lifestyles and dietary needs, and our Monkfruit Sweetener with Allulose is no exception. The Monkfruit Sweetener with Allulose delivers familiar sweetness and more choice.

What's Allulose?

Allulose is a type of sugar that resembles fructose, which is the sugar that occurs naturally in fruit. Allulose is also known as d-psicose (pronounced 'sea-cose'), d-allulose, or pseudo-fructose. Allulose can mimic some of the qualities of sugar, such as the ability to caramelize and brown. Unlike many synthetic sugar replacements, allulose can easily be found naturally in wheat, figs, raisins, maple syrup, and more.

Allulose vs. Sugar

Allulose is about 70% as sweet as sucrose (table sugar). When blended with the sweetness of Lakanto Monk Fruit, allulose acts as the perfect sugar substitute without the need for excessive calories.

A Molecular Look:

Chemically, allulose is a monosaccharide, which means it's a single sugar molecule. While it shares the same building blocks as fructose and glucose, allulose has its own distinct molecular structure. Allulose belongs to a class of carbohydrates known as "ketohexoses." Its unique structure sets it apart from other sugars, contributing to its exceptional properties.

Navigating Allulose Labels:

Allulose is also known as d-psicose, d-allulose, or pseudo-fructose. On product labels, it is most often listed as allulose or d-allulose.

Listed as a Carb?

Keep in mind that allulose is typically listed as a carbohydrate on nutrition labels in the United States, but its calorie content is lower than traditional sugars, and it isn’t digested by our bodies, so it contributes zero net calories to the overall product.

If you're following a low-carb diet, understanding "net carbs" is crucial. Net carbs represent the total carbohydrates that our body can break down. This means fiber and certain sugar alcohols don’t affect the net carb count of foods. Since allulose isn’t metabolized by the body, it fits into this same category and can be subtracted from the total carb count.

FDA Labeling Update

Because it is absorbed and metabolized differently from other sugars, in 2019 the FDA exempted Allulose from the listing of total and added sugar amounts on the Nutrition and Supplement Facts labels. It still requires listing it as a carbohydrate (as are dietary fiber and sugar alcohols). Although, with 0.4 kcal per gram, Allulose has approximately 1/10 the calories of other carbohydrates, none of which our bodies can digest.


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