KetoseSweet+ – Allulose Stevia and Monk Fruit

Keto friendly desserts are now possible!

KetoseSweet™ allulose, KetoseSweet+ with stevia and KetoseSweet + with monk fruit are game changers. KetoseSweet allulose is a “rare” sugar that occurs naturally in wheat, figs, raisins, jackfruit and more. For instance, ketchup naturally contains nearly 40 mg/100 g of allulose. Brown sugar naturally contains approximately 71.1 mg/100 g allulose. Also called D-Psicose, KetoseSweet is a low-energy monosaccharide sugar. It is a C-3 epimer of fructose, and has the same molecular formula as fructose and glucose. But unlike fructose and glucose, allulose is not rapidly digested and absorbed making it safe for diabetics, those who follow a low sugar or low carb diet and even those who have adopted a ketogenic lifestyle. KetoseSweet allulose passes through the body without being metabolized. It behaves similarly to the polyol, erythritol. KetoseSweet does not have a laxative effect.

Non-digestible carbohydrates are associated with body weight reduction. Compared to sugar’s 4 calories per gram, KetoseSweet+. KetoseSweet+ with stevia and KetoseSweet + with monk fruit has only 0.2 calories per gram. Even though allulose on its own is only 70 percent as sweet, it has the same temporal profile as sugar. Plus, it provides the expected mouthfeel that sugar imparts, leading to a more satisfying flavor without requiring the addition of bulking ingredients.

Considered GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) by FDA (Food and Drug Administration), allulose may be used as a sole source of sweetness or in combination with other sweeteners such as stevia and monk fruit. KetoseSweet exhibits a synergistic effect with other sweeteners, so optimal flavor development and cost benefits are realized when formulating reduced, low, or calorie-free foods and beverages.

Although it is comparable to erythritol in calorie delivery, KetoseSweet and the KetoseSweet+ line do not present the cooling effect of erythritol, making it another option in many applications. Like erythritol, KetoseSweet is very synergistic with high intensity sweeteners, as with KetoseSweet+, KetoseSweet+ with stevia and KetoseSweet+ with monk fruit, to add sweetness at parity with sucrose.

FDA allows the use of KetoseSweet allulose, KetoseSweet+ with stevia and KetoseSweet + with monk fruit in a wide range of food products including: carbonated and non-carbonated beverages; baked goods such as frostings, cakes, pies, pastries, biscuits and rolls; frozen dairy desserts; jams and jellies; sweet sauces; syrups; chewing gum; hard and soft candies; and puddings and fillings.

Maximum proposed use levels range from 3.5% in non-alcoholic beverages, to 5% in yogurt, frozen dairy desserts and salad dressings, and up to 50% in hard candies or chewing gum.

Because KetoseSweet allulose and the KetoseSweet+ line functions like sugar, it is easily used in food applications. Important to bakers, KetoseSweet and the KetoseSweet+ line has a number of functional benefits. In aerated food systems, foaming properties of egg whites are improved. Participation in the Maillard reaction supports browning and adds a golden hue to breads and rolls. Along with a desirable crust color, researchers find increased antioxidant activity. Moisture-binding also contributes to extended shelf-life. Brownies and cookies will not harden over time.

In frozen desserts, texture, palatability and scoopability are dependent on the dynamics between ice and water. KetoseSweet and the KetoseSweet+ line aids the process by depressing the freezing point. In high-solid systems, KetoseSweet and the KetoseSweet+ line has a low tendency to crystallize. It is highly soluble at low or high temperature solutions.

Consumers recognize the pleasing taste and the calorie savings in products formulated with allulose compared to full-sugar versions. Yet there are other health benefits as well. KetoseSweet allulose and the KetoseSweet+ line do not impact blood glucose or insulin levels. This is critical to those suffering from diabetes, nearly 10 percent of the U.S. population. Maintaining moderate blood glucose levels is also important to a wider audience. The American Heart Association considers high blood glucose a factor in metabolic syndrome and increased risk of heart disease, stroke and other health problems.

No matter how good the buyer feels at purchasing products that are good for their health, they are only likely to repeat their purchase if the food tastes good. Because KetoseSweet and the KetoseSweet+ line tastes and acts like sugar, it can bring a sea change to the obesity crisis and to improving overall health. All because it tastes good.

What’s in a name… KetoseSweet and the KetoseSweet+ line, an example of a ketose. The ketone group is the double-bonded oxygen. A ketose is a monosaccharide containing one ketone group per molecule. With three carbon atoms, dihydroxyacetone is the simplest of all ketoses and is the only one having no optical activity. Ketoses can isomerize into an aldose when the carbonyl group is located at the end of the molecule. Such ketoses are reducing sugars. There may be some confusion with Ketosis. Let there not be. Vast amounts of research has conclusively shown that use of allulose will not take the body out of a state of ketosis. This indicates that KetoseSweet allulose and the KetoseSweet+ line are not metabolized as a sugar.

Advantages of KetoseSweet+™

  • Browning in baked goods
  • 1.5 times as sweet as sugar.
  • .4 calories per gram
  • Low glycemic load, safe for diabetics
  • JECFA compliant
  • Kosher
  • Superior, smooth flavor
  • Improved temporal profile
  • pH stable
  • Shelf stable
  • Heat stable
  • High solubility

KetoseSweet+™ combines allulose, highly purified Reb A and monk fruit extract to deliver an all natural sweetening solution for a variety of applications. Superb browning makes it ideal for Bakery Applications. Superior flavor contributes low calorie sweetness to a variety of foods. Sweeter than sugar, KetoseSweet+ adds just .4 calories per gram.

Icon Foods’ exclusive contracts with suppliers assure consistent, dependable sourcing of proprietary stevia leaves and other natural ingredients. Our unique, natural methods of water extraction and purification produce an exceptionally clean flavor. Get creative keto entrepreneurs!

For more information and samples of KetoseSweet allulose and KetoseSweet+, please contact your Icon Foods field representative by email or call 310.455.9876.

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