Tate & Lyle has announced a line extension to Dolcia Prima Allulose, a low-calorie sweetening solution that is said to provide the full taste and enjoyment of sugar, but without all the calories. The company says that the new Dolcia Prima Crystalline Allulose offers all of the same benefits as Dolcia Prima Allulose Syrup, and opens up new categories and applications such as tabletop sweeteners, dry beverage and meal replacement mixes, fat-based creams and chocolate confectionery.
Allulose is described as a rare sugar that exists in very small quantities in nature. It can be found in foods such as figs, raisins, molasses and maple syrup. Dolcia Prima Allulose is approved for use and is available in the US, Mexico, Colombia and Chile, enabling food and beverage manufacturers to create healthier with the taste, sweetness and texture that – until now – only sugar could provide, Tate & Lyle claims.
“Dolcia Prima Crystalline Allulose provides manufacturers with another sweetening solution to reduce calories in their products without affecting consumer acceptance,” said Abigail Storms, Vice President, Platform Management, Sweeteners, at Tate & Lyle. “We’re excited about the possibilities this additional form of allulose brings to manufacturers and their consumers.”
With obesity rates climbing to more than one-third of the US population, food and beverage manufacturers have the opportunity to make a difference by offering more lower-calorie options to consumers, the company believes, saying that allulose can play a part in empowering the industry to reduce calories and promote health and wellness.
In fact, nearly 75% of health professionals indicate an interest in recommending products made using allulose when making suggestions to reduce excess calories, Tate & Lyle notes. They agree that their patients and clients are more likely to adhere to diet and lifestyle management if they have low-calorie options that have the same great taste and texture as full-calorie versions.
Additionally, Tate & Lyle says that its research has shown that Dolcia Prima Allulose does not raise blood glucose or insulin levels in healthy individuals and those with type 2 diabetes, thus providing possibilities for the diabetes community.
After developing numerous prototypes, Tate & Lyle says it understands how allulose works in combination with caloric sweeteners to effectively reduce calories in full-sugar products and when used in combination with non-caloric sweeteners it can be used to create healthier, tastier low- or reduced-calorie products. Because of its great taste and texture benefits, the company asserts that Dolcia Prima Allulose can be an integral part of an ingredient toolbox to help manufacturers reach calorie-reduction goals without sacrificing consumer acceptance.