Won’t spike blood glucose. According to research, allulose may actually improve insulin sensitivity. 1
No strange aftertaste. Allulose has the flavor and mouthfeel of real table sugar.
Allulose is present in small amounts in figs, raisins, kiwis, maple syrup and mollases.
There is simply no alternative sweetener that can match allulose when it comes to taste, texture, and performance.That’s because allulose is a form of naturally occurring sugar, except your body processes it much differently than table sugar (sucrose). Check out this comparison between allulose and table sugar:
|Calories per tsp||1||16|
|Causes tooth decay||No 2||Yes|
|Raises blood sugar||No 1||Yes|
|Increases diabetes risk||No 1||Yes|
|Increases inflammation||No 4||Yes|
|Contributes to weight gain||No 4||Yes|
|Calories per tsp|
|Causes tooth decay|
|Raises blood sugar||1 1/3 cups||= 1 Cup|
“Incredible. You can make almost anything with this product that you can make with any other sugar including caramel and so much more! Cakes, cookies, breads, candies, and more, allulose can do it all with amazing results. I feel great after eating anything that contains this product, so I can only assume that it is at least better than sucrose, which leaves me feeling drained and dehydrated.”
"As a Keto Chef, this stuff is absolutely important and necessary for me to keep on hand. The best out there. I will buy this by the pounds regularly, as Keystone Pantry stands out leagues ahead of an increasingly more crowded Allulose market. This is straight Allulose, not anything mixed with it. That's why this is second to none. NONE."
"Love this stuff, works just like regular sugar, no after taste. I even made Carmel sauce and ice cream with this. Made hot cocoa powder, cake icings, cheesecake and a lot more. No one could tell it wasn’t made with regular sugar."
"I use this sweetener in baking, since it's diabetic friendly. It mimics sugar in baking without an aftertaste. It doesn't affect blood sugar levels. I like the research, which suggests it may decrease visceral fat."
"Great for making sugar-free ice cream. It stays soft in the freezer. All the other sugar substitutes cause the ice cream to be very hard."
"I love this sweetener. So far I have used it to make keto ice cream, keto chocolate sauce, keto Dutch babies and probably a few more keto recipes that I can't think of right now. It tastes so much better than erythritol (no cooling effect with allulose), that I am now spoiled and can no longer enjoy things made with erythritol. I use this, stevia and sucradrops exclusively. I love the plastic containers. So much easier to scoop and measure out of than a bag. I wish they made a brown sugar substitute, that would be amazing!"
"Since I have changed my food habits, this is my go to sweetener for everything: baking, cooking, everything you would use a sweetener for. A little less sweet than sugar, but you can make adjustments."
There are other naturally-occurring alternative sweeteners, but they all have drawbacks when compared to allulose.
May have a bitter or strange aftertaste
Bitterness increases after baking
Possible disruption of hormones and gut bacteria 9,10
Often combined with sugar alcohols like erythritol for improved flavor
New research suggests possible cardiovascular risks 11
Can cause digestive upset in high quantities 12
Adds a cooling effect that some people find unpleasant in certain recipes
Commonly causes digestive upset
Has a laxative effect 12
Can be deadly to dogs 13
Usually combined with other sweeteners like erythritol
Some report an unpleasant aftertaste
In a study of 121 Korean adults, those who consumed more allulose showed a significant decrease in body fat percentage and mass, including abdominal fat. 14
In preliminary research, allulose reduced inflammation and increased beneficial bacteria in the gut microbiome. 4
One research study revealed allulose increases intracellular glutathione, a potent endogenous neuroprotective antioxidant. 15, 16
Is Keystone Pantry Allulose right for you? We want you to be happy with your purchase and well informed, so we’ve added some extra detail below to provide an idea of what to expect.
Allulose has 70% the sweetness as sugar, and adding more does not fully make up for the difference in sweetness. If you prefer sweeter treats, we recommend adding a small amount of monk fruit sweetener. Look for a product without erythritol, or you can purchase our Honey Flavored Allulose Syrup With Monk Fruit.
The grain size of Keystone Pantry allulose is somewhere in between confectioner’s sugar and table sugar.
When baking, Allulose will brown faster than sugar.
A small minority of people (less than 3%) will experience gastrointestinal issues when consuming allulose. Based on research, most digestive symptoms can be avoided by consuming no more than 24g of allulose in one serving or 54g in a single day. 17
Tastes, bakes, melts, and dissolves like table sugar
May encourage fat loss, reduce inflammation, and act as an antioxidant 4, 14, 15, 16
No bitter or strange aftertaste
Helps keep frozen treats soft like sugar
1/10 the calories of table sugar
Safe for diabetics. Does not increase blood glucose levels. 1*
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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2. Qian Du, Min Fu, Yuan Zhou, Yangpei Cao, Tingwei Guo, Zhou Zhou, Mingyun Li, Xian Peng, Xin Zheng, Yan Li, Xin Xu, Jinzhi He & Xuedong Zhou. Sucrose promotes caries progression by disrupting the microecological balance in oral biofilms: an in vitro study. Scientific Reports volume 10, Article number: 2961 (2020)
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