Allulose Syrup vs. Tapioca Fiber
Allulose syrup is primarily used as a low-calorie sweetener with a taste and texture similar to sugar, while tapioca fiber is used mainly for its high fiber content and is not as sweet.
People on a keto diet are frequently looking for sugar substitutes that will support weight loss and allow them to enjoy treats without having a negative impact on blood sugar levels.
Many sugar substitutes have adverse side effects and are simply not low-carb enough.
Both allulose syrup and prebiotic tapioca fiber are natural sweeteners that can be consumed without knocking you out of ketosis.
What is Tapioca Fiber Syrup?
Soluble tapioca fiber syrup is a sweetener that is keto-friendly. Tapioca fiber is a soluble prebiotic fiber called isomalto-oligosaccharides (also known as IMO).
An excellent replacement for honey, maple, and corn syrup, it works as a binding ingredient in recipes. A resistant dextrin, your body cannot absorb the carbohydrates.
Positive health benefits of tapioca starch include:
Works for a ketogenic diet: Keto Goods tapioca fiber will not take you out of ketosis
Promotes good gut health
Helps with digestion
Very low carb and low calorie
Does not raise your glycemic index
High in dietary fiber
Supports a robust immune system
When and How to Use Tapioca Fiber
Tapioca fiber can be used in cooking anytime the recipe calls for sweeteners that are also binding agents, such as maple syrup, corn syrup, or honey.
Tapioca fiber can also be added to certain beverages or foods as a prebiotic soluble fiber. You can add some of the tapioca fiber to the following:
Coffee or tea
Hot and cold cereals
What is Allulose Syrup?
Allulose is a naturally occurring syrup found in figs, raisins, syrup, and molasses. Allulose is about 70% as sweet as regular sugar, with a taste very similar to table sugar.
It has about 90% fewer calories than sugar which makes it extremely low calorie. It also has few net carbs, making it a great addition to a ketogenic diet.
Why Use Allulose Syrup?
Our Keto Goods syrup includes the following benefits:
Few side effects, unlike other artificial sweeteners
Tastes like real sugar
When and How to Use Allulose
You can cook with allulose in most recipes where you would use sugar. If the allulose is granulated, you may need to use more of it than sugar since allulose is only 70% as sweet as table sugar.
What do you do if the allulose is a syrup or liquid?
When replacing a granulated sweetener with a concentrated liquid, you will need to replace the bulk of the sugar with something else. When baking, that might mean adding more flour.
One also needs to consider if the flour tends to dry out the baked good, such as with coconut or almond flour. With those flours, you may need to add more liquid.
Can You Use Allulose and Tapioca Fiber in Combination?
Of course, you can use both allulose and tapioca fiber together. Remembering that allulose is a perfect sugar substitute without the high calorie, high carb guilt, it can be a sweetener in anything from baked goods to protein bars to ice cream.
Soluble tapioca fiber is an excellent addition to any recipe needing an additional binding ingredient.
Real-Life Trial and Error Using These Sugar Substitutes
Anytime you experiment with new ingredients in a recipe, there is some trial and error. Since my favorite artificial sweetener is Keto Goods allulose syrup, I have tasked myself with figuring out how to replace a granulated sugar that appears in most recipes with a liquid sweetener like allulose. So far, I have had great success.
On the other hand, the Keto Goods prebiotic tapioca fiber is beneficial in the recipes I have tried because all of my baking is gluten-free. As a person with a wheat allergy, I cook with more challenging flours to bind together. The tapioca fiber works as an excellent binding agent, and very little goes a long way.