Low calorie sugar

Tate & Lyle has launched Dolcia Prima low calorie sugar, its newest ingredient aiming to transform the way the food and beverage industry develops low or reduced calorie products.

Dolcia Prima, which is the company’s brand name for allulose, a low calorie sugar that exists in nature, promises the satisfying mouthfeel and sweetness of table sugar but contains 90 per cent fewer calories.

It can be formulated successfully into many different food products that usually contain sugar because it delivers many of the benefits that sugar offers, such as adequate browning when baking, bulk and texture. It can also depress the freezing point when making frozen products. It is a highly soluble liquid ingredient, which means it is easy to use in liquid products and adds bulk and texture in formulations.

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