ChipMonk TV: What is Allulose?

ChipMonk dives into the natural sweetener allulose. What is it? How does it affect you? Is it good for keto and low carb diets? How can you use it? It's our favorite way to sweeten things, find out why.

What is Allulose? (Transcript)

Hey guys! This is Jose from ChipMonk Baking. Today we're gonna talk about Allulose. We're gonna debunk any myths surrounding the all natural sugar.

  • So what is it?

  • How is it made?

  • Where can you find it?

  • And how can you use it?

So what is Allulose? Allulose is actually a naturally occurring sugar that's found in nature, in things like wheats and some fruits, but in really small dosages. It's actually so rare that our bodies never developed the enzymes to break it down. 

Structurally it is almost exactly the same as fructose, but you can't recognize the third carbon so your body doesn't end up metabolizing it. That difference in structure gives it really unique nutritional properties: It's a tenth of the calories as regular sugar, 70% as sweet, low in carbohydrates, and most importantly it's not going to spike your blood sugar. Great for low carb and keto diets.

Because of those properties Allulose is really appealing to me. I have type II diabetes, and in my personal experience Allulose is one of the best sweeteners I can possibly use. It doesn't raise my blood sugar. When I have food and have some allulose on the side, maybe for dessert, it actually prevents my blood sugar from rising too high. I actually order a lot of mine online but you can probably find it at retail stores like HEB, online through Amazon, or maybe even ChipMonkBaking.Com!

This is our personal blend of monk fruit and allulose. As far as using allulose, you can treat it as a 1:1 replacement for sugar. You can sweeten anything from coffee, to drinks, maybe even alcoholic drinks ;) You can sweeten your yogurt. I personally like to use it in baking. It's really unique in baking because it attracts a lot of moisture so it produces soft-baked goods. A lot of our cookies and brownies are fluffy and it's because of the moisture content of the allulose. 

So to wrap it up guys, Allulose is a naturally occurring sugar, it's not a sugar alcohol, it's low in carbohydrates, it's 1/1- the calories, 70% as sweet as sugar and it's not going to affect your blood sugar, so it's great for low carb and keto diets!"

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