Astraea Allulose by Matsutani Chemical Industry Co. Ltd. is one of the first commercialized allulose in the world. Allulose is a “rare sugar” similar in structure to fructose and more similar in sweetness to sugar, compared to other low-calorie sweeteners, and no off-flavors. Useful in beverages, confections, baked goods and dairy, the sweetener, deemed GRAS by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has the lowest caloric content of any commercially available and naturally occurring sweetener and clinically proven to attenuate blood glucose and lower lipid accumulation.
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Published in WholeFoods Magazine November 2016