Trehalose. Trehalose—a natural sugar that could possibly be consumed for health and longervity, is the food grade product. Trehalose has been used as a food sweetener in Japan for many years, and now it has been accepted all over the world, just because it’s natural taste and natural...
Trehalose—a natural sugar that could possibly be consumed for health and longervity, is the food grade product. Trehalose has been used as a food sweetener in Japan for many years, and now it has been accepted all over the world, just because it’s natural taste and natural characteristics.
Trehalose has several properties that are attractive to food manufactures, and Hayashibara began to market it to them as the “natural miracle.” It has a mild, sweet flavor that doesn’t interfere with a product’s basic taste, yet it acts as a preservative, a water-retaining texturizer, and a suppressant of off flavors and odors. It can also be used to partially replace conventional sugars.
Trehalose, natural sugar function.
Trehalose is found in nature in mushroom, bakery’s yeast, and honey. Trehalose is highly soluble, heat and acid stable, and compatible with other food ingredients. US food formulators can now label TREHA trehalose as “natural flavor” in most flavor system applications, including beverages and gelato. Many applications can use up to five percent. TREHA trehalose benefits flavor systems by providing off-note masking, saltiness and citrus enhancement, and flavor stability. This high-performance ingredient can now facilitate simplified ingredient statements.
After ingestion, trehalose is broken down into glucose but with an even blood glucose responds. This makes it ideally suited for people with active lifestyles looking for a natural source of energy.
Trehalose looks and tastes like sugar and is of special benefit to people who struggle with low energy levels or weight control. Its main benefit however is to ordinary people like you and me who know how unhealthy refined sugars can be.
Around half the sweetness of table sugar and safe for all to use, Trehalose can even be used in cooking as it does not interfere with natural flavours.
Suggested use: Trehalose can be used as a direct substitute for table sugar. Use in drinks, sprinkled onto food or simply eaten off the spoon.