Anderson to introduce AllSweet allulose

1 Jul 2015

California-based supplier of functional food and dietary supplements Anderson Global Group is to launch its AllSweet Low-Calorie Sugar. The company has partnered with South Korean manufacturer CJ CheilJedang to offer Allulose under the AllSweet brand to food and beverage formulators seeking to reduce total calories, especially those from high fructose corn syrup. “We are excited […]

Anderson to introduce AllSweet allulose

announcement-symbol-18737967California-based supplier of functional food and dietary supplements Anderson Global Group is to launch its AllSweet Low-Calorie Sugar. The company has partnered with South Korean manufacturer CJ CheilJedang to offer Allulose under the AllSweet brand to food and beverage formulators seeking to reduce total calories, especially those from high fructose corn syrup.

“We are excited to be joining forces with CJ CheilJedang to bring this truly groundbreaking sugar to the U.S. market,” said Russ Anderson, President of Anderson Global. “This ingredient performs like regular table sugar, but at a fraction of the calories. The functional advantages of AllSweet are tremendous and we are looking forward to supporting our food and beverage customers to see what kind of innovative, low-calorie products they can produce.”

Allulose is described as a naturally occurring sugar found in fruits and foods such as raisins, figs, kiwis and brown sugar.

At only 0.3 kcal/g, AllSweet Allulose Low-Calorie Sugar is claimed to provide a clean, satisfying sweetness to beverage, bakery, frozen, confectionery and dairy applications. AllSweet is said to  perform like sugar in formulations and to deliver the sweet satisfaction consumers crave. According to Anderson, Allulose is recognised by the taste buds as a simple sugar and yet is not metabolised and has no impact on blood glucose levels.

In contrast to high-intensity sweeteners like sucralose, the company says that AllSweet Allulose has the ability to replicate the hallmark properties of sugar such as browning while baking, and to provide an exceptionally clean sweetness profile on parity with table sugar and not leave behind an unpleasant or bitter aftertaste like stevia. AllSweet is made from Non-GMO corn, making it, says Anderson, the cleanest label available for Allulose low-calorie sugar replacements.