Blue California set to launch natural sugar allulose ingredient
Blue California, a US ingredient manufacturer and supplier, is set to launch its natural sugar allulose ingredient at large-scale commercialization by the year-end, as per the food ingredient news.
Created from natural substrates using a proprietary bioconversion technology, Blue California’s allulose ingredient is a monosaccharide sugar and non-GMO sweetener.
Allulose with one-tenth the calories of full caloric sugar is especially intended for diabetics and makes a suitable ingredient for food, beverages, dairy, bakery and confectionery products. The ingredient was identified originally in wheat, and later on found in fruits such as figs, raisins, and jackfruit.
Katie Ferren – VP of sales and marketing, Blue California, commenting on the launch of the natural sugar allulose ingredient, said: “Blue California is in a good position to offer a competitive price for our nature-based allulose ingredient to food and beverage manufacturers that are seeking to reduce calories, and replace sugar and sucrose.”
Blue California expects its proprietary non-GMO sweetener ingredient to receive a GRAS “No Question Letter” from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2020.
The natural sugar allulose ingredient will be labeled and listed under the ingredients list in the carbohydrate line of the Nutrition Fact Panel as it is exempted from the Sugars and Added Sugars line of the Nutrition Facts Panel by the FDA this year.
Hadi Omrani – director, technical and regulatory affairs, Blue California, commenting on the natural sugar allulose ingredient, said: “Our preparation to achieve a large-scale position has been incremental in research and development, and now we are ready to achieve GRAS status to offer a valuable ingredient that is truly marketable and functional commercially.
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