Allulose vs. Erythritol etc.
Allulose vs. Other Sweeteners:
Allulose is by far the best-tasting sugar alternative on the market. It shares none of the drawbacks one finds with other popular sweeteners. Our allulose syrup has absolutely no glycemic impact, which is incredibly important for those following a keto diet. It tastes just like sugar -- no aftertaste, no chemical taste, and no digestive distress. It's not a sugar alcohol, and so it doesn't cause stomach upset like xylitol or erythritol. It contains zero net carbs. The best part is that KetoGoods Allulose Syrup and Powder are available in bulk; you can save a ton of money over buying smaller containers elsewhere!
Allulose vs. Erythritol (Swerve™):
Allulose has equal sweetness (about 70-80% that of sugar) to erythritol. Erythritol, however, is known to cause digestive distress when consumed in large quantities. Erythritol can also be fatal if consumed by cats or dogs.
Swerve is a blend of erythritol and oligosaccharides. Swerve does not mention which form of oligosaccharides it uses. Some of these, such as IMO (discussed here), are NOT keto friendly. Be cautious when considering the use of swerve in any keto or diabetic recipes. IMO can cause a spike in glucose levels.
Allulose vs. Stevia
Stevia is roughly 100x as sweet as sugar. Allulose is much closer to equal sweetness when compared to sugar, and so it can be used in roughly equal quantities. Stevia tends to cause a strong chemical aftertaste for many, and allulose does not!
Allulose vs. Sucralose (Splenda)
Sucralose is one of the oldest artificial sweeteners. Time and time again, diabetics and keto dieters have found their glucose levels spike after consumption. Sucralose is used in countless diet sodas (along with aspartame, which is a known carcinogen). Starbucks "Sugar-Free" syrups also contain sucralose, and so the low carb drink you thought you ordered may still throw you out of ketosis. Beware!
Allulose vs. Monk Fruit
Monk fruit is 300x as sweet as sugar. A very tiny amount of it can cause an overwhelming chemical taste. Monk fruit is commonly blended with things like erythritol due to its strength. When you buy products like Lakanto™ Monk Fruit Sweetener, you are paying mostly for erythritol and a tiny amount of monk fruit.
Allulose does not have a strong chemical aftertaste, and tastes very similar to regular sugar. Monk fruit usually leaves a harsh and lasting taste in the mouth.
Read our blog post: What is allulose?
Where can you buy Allulose?
KetoGoods Allulose is sourced directly from non-GMO corn. It is vegan, contains absolutely no gluten.