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?

Buy KetoGoods™ Allulose Syrup or Allulose Powder

KetoGoods Allulose is sourced directly from non-GMO corn. It is vegan, contains absolutely no gluten. 

12 comments

  • There IS studies referring to the great allulose! Look it up people! Use DUCK DUCK GO! Science even has shown the great things about this because I have researched it and even read the studies! Duck it do NOT use google!

    Linda
  • In agreement with a few commenters on here regarding the article. You cite no actual studies pertaining to your claims. NONE. And agree with another commenter: erythritol doesn’t cause gastric distress, like the others she’s described, which I also have had great gastric distress consuming (MuscleTech protein bars comes to mind). As for aspartame being a “proven carcinogen”, as Jon L noted, untrue. Perhaps you’re thinking of saccharine, which was proven untrue (YEARS later, hence its return on the market), no thanks to the sugar industry. See, with foods regarding nutrition, or consumption, industries will compete using extremely dirty tactics, like investor funded biased studies (fat industry vs sugar industry and vice versa, pharmaceutical industry brand vs brand, etc). This is why I’ve come to hate the internet. You’re literally better off going to PubMed to verify claims made in articles. Usually journalists/dieticians (who are clearly lazy and dying for clicks, or have an agenda) research claims, but you know, let’s take a tiny rat study on raspberry ketones and blow it out of proportion, or how about that meat causes cancer (because now we’re doing the whole correlation definitely equals causation). But hey, whatever makes money leave consumers’ pockets (some of which would rather just take someone’s word for it, than do their due diligence). Annoying, at best; deceptive, at worst.

    Battle-Axe
  • Erythritol can indeed cause major digestive distress. Many of our family and friends including myself have had serious issues with it. The first time was the worst. Several of us were up all night severely sick and almost went to the hospital. After giving my body a rest from it for about a year, I started having a certain keto friendly snacks that have a very small amount in it and can sometimes tolerate it. Everyone’s body is different. Just like gluten and dairy doesn’t bother some folks but it does others. It’s always beneficial to listen to our bodies. Blessings!!

    Diane Thomas
  • good to see folks able to correct statements. hope ya’ll do too.

    Shelby
  • From reading other sources on the web, Erythritol does not cause digestive distress like other sugar alcohols.

    I have eaten foods containing Erythritol, and separately other foods containing other sugar alcohols sorbitol and maltitol. Sorbitol and maltitol are cheaper.

    Those other two sugar alcohols (sorbitol, maltitol) have definitely caused me digestive distress.

    Erythritol has not ~

    Best

    Kevin

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