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Allulose Production Expansions

Tate & Lyle Expands Its Production of Sugar Alternative Allulose

— May 9, 2022 — Lifestyle
British food and beverage ingredient manufacturer Tate & Lyle announced that it will be expanding its production of allulose -- a low-calorie fruit-based sweetener -- in an effort to meet the increased global demand for sugar alternatives. Since the company began producing allulose a year ago, demand for the product has already started to exceed supply.

The first phase of the expansion is now underway as Tate & Lyle has begun increasing the production of allulose syrup at its Loudon, Tennessee factory. Meanwhile, the second phase, set for late 2023, will see the company increase its crystalline production.

According to recent studies, allulose contains 70% of the sweetness of classic white sugar but arrives at just 0.4 calories per gram and has almost no effect on blood sugar levels and insulin, making it an ideal substitute for diabetics.

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Trend Themes
1. Allulose Consumption - The increasing demand for allulose as a natural low-calorie sweetener presents an opportunity for food and beverage companies to introduce innovative products.
2. Sugar Alternative Innovations - The expansion of allulose production highlights the growing market for sugar alternatives and the need for innovative solutions for health-conscious consumers.
3. Plant-based Sweeteners - The rise of allulose production reflects the trend towards plant-based ingredients and offers an opportunity for plant-based food companies to incorporate innovative, low-calorie sweeteners into their products.
Industry Implications
1. Food and Beverage - The increasing demand for allulose presents a disruptive innovation opportunity for food and beverage companies to create new, healthier products without sacrificing taste.
2. Health and Wellness - The expansion of allulose production addresses the growing focus on health and wellness and offers an opportunity for the industry to develop groundbreaking natural sugar alternatives.
3. Natural Ingredients - The trend towards natural ingredients in the food and beverage industry presents opportunities for producers of natural sweeteners like allulose to disrupt the sugar market.
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