Here Are Some Facts About Allulose:
Allulose is a great alternative to white sugar. It is especially popular in the low-carb & Keto diet. It can also be utilized in other diets that avoid carbs and sugars.
Allulose is a natural low-calorie sweetener that can be found in some fruits such as jackfruit, figs, and raisins.
Allulose is called a simple sugar (or monosaccharide.).
Allulose is absorbed by the body, however isn’t metabolized which makes it very low calorie.
Also called psicose, allulose has 90% fewer calories than sugar. Researchers have also found that allulose doesn’t affect blood glucose levels in most people. It is always wise to keep an eye on your sugar and test as needed if you are diabetic while using any sugar alternatives.
Allulose is counted as a carbohydrate, however, Allulose is keto, as the carbs and calories in allulose do not have the same caloric nor digestive impact as normal sugar so if you calculate net carbs remember to subtract the Allulose carbs from the total carbs in a recipe. .
Pros to Allulose
- 90% less calories
- Very little carbs are actually being digested which makes it even keto friendly
- It tastes very similar to sugar
- does not recrystalize when cooled or chilled which makes it great for ice creams and sauces
- Splenda has a variety that is nothing but Allulose that can be found in a lot of WalMart Stores
- no cooling or “burn” when cooking with it as some people experience with erythritol sweeteners
Cons to Allulose
- It is generally a more expensive sweetener per ounce when compared to other low carb sweetener option
- It is not as sweet as sugar or other low carb sweeteners so it takes more volumn to sweeten recipes.
- Some people online have mentioned they had digestive issues with allulose, but our family has not, so be cautious when you first try it.
- It is not always found in local stores so most brands have to be ordered online via Amazon, Thrive, or WalMart.
Where To Find and Purchase Allulose?
Here are some of my Affiliate Links to Allulose Brands I’ve used. I purchase them from WalMart.com and Amazon.
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