What is allulose?

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MONROE, La (KNOE) - Nutritionist Jen Avis joined us in the studio to talk about allulose. Allulose is a natural low-calorie sugar that can be found in certain fruits like figs, raisins, and jackfruit.

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Allulose has the same great taste as regular sugar, but does not metabolize but absorbs through the body, so it's nearly calorie-free!

This sugar is not an artificial sweetener and was recently approved by the FDA. Because it was recently discovered back in 2015, there is very little long-term research that's been done, but with the little research that has been done, promising results in regards to weight loss and blood sugar management.

"It is something that people can use to replace sugar, it's a natural sugar. And the beautify about it is, if someone is diabetic could enjoy the desert without the aftertaste or artificial flavor."