Allulose is a relatively new type of sweetener that is found naturally in small quantities in foods such as figs and kiwis, but can also be extracted from corn using enzymes or yeast fermentation processes. Several popular products are already on the market that contain allulose, including fruit preserves, baked goods, cereals, ice cream, and sodas.

It was discovered by accident by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley when they were studying whether allulose could help treat diabetes and obesity in mice. They found that it did both!

Allulose is a sugar that is not metabolized by the body, so it has fewer calories and none of the effects on blood sugar levels. It's been approved as a safe alternative to other sweeteners like honey or high-fructose corn syrup, and since allulose isn't absorbed by the body, it doesn't raise your blood sugar levels. Allulose has about 10% of the calories of sucrose (table sugar), and tastes just like regular sugar (and in fact has been dubbed the "all-natural" alternative to artificial sweeteners).

Allulose has a similar taste to table sugar, but has none of the downsides. It's found naturally in plants and has virtually no calories, so it can be used instead of regular sugar in a variety of foods and drinks.