Why is Trehalose Called “The Sugar of Life”

Why is Trehalose Called "The Sugar of Life"
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Have you ever wondered what is the secret ingredient that makes some foods taste so fresh and delicious? Well, it might be trehalose, a natural sugar that is also known as “the sugar of life”. I will introduce you to the amazing benefits and applications of trehalose, and why you should choose Deli Foods as your reliable supplier of this wonderful sweetener.

What is trehalose?

Trehalose is a type of disaccharide, which means it is composed of two glucose molecules linked by an α,α-1,1-glycosidic bond. It was first discovered in 1832 from ergot fungus, and later from a sugary substance secreted by weevils. Trehalose is widely found in nature, especially in fungi, algae, mosses, and invertebrates. It helps these organisms survive in harsh conditions, such as drought, freezing, and dehydration. Trehalose has about 45% of the sweetness of sucrose (table sugar) at concentrations above 22%.

How is trehalose produced?

The industrial production of trehalose has gone through three stages: microbial extraction method, microbial fermentation method, and enzyme synthesis method. The extraction method was very expensive and inefficient. In 1992, a Japanese scientist discovered that a soil bacterium could produce two enzymes that could convert maltodextrin (a starch derivative) into trehalose. This led to the development of the fermentation method, which used yeast, mushroom cells, or starch as raw materials. The current method is the enzyme synthesis method, which uses glucose, maltose, or starch as substrates and special enzyme preparations to produce trehalose.

What are the benefits and applications of trehalose?

Trehalose has many advantages over other sugars. It is very stable against heat and acid-base reactions. It does not cause browning or caramelization when heated. It can inhibit starch aging, protein denaturation, odor correction, improve freezing tolerance, and extend shelf life. It can also enhance the flavor and texture of foods.

Trehalose is widely used in various fields, such as food, biomedicine, agriculture, and cosmetics. In food industry, it can be added to bakery products, confectionery, beverages, dairy products, frozen foods, meat products, seafood products, etc. In biomedicine, it can be used to preserve blood cells, organs, vaccines, enzymes, etc. In agriculture, it can be used to improve crop resistance and yield. In cosmetics, it can be used to moisturize and protect the skin.

Why choose Deli Foods as your trehalose supplier?

Deli Foods is a professional manufacturer and supplier of various natural sweeteners. We have more than 20 years of experience in the field. We are committed to providing global customers with qualified food additives, professional technical support and thoughtful customer service.

We have customers all over Europe, America, Asia, Africa and etc., with a good reputation and wide influence. We have many types of packaging for trehalose products. We can also provide OEM and ODM services for customized labels and designs.

Our trehalose products are made from high-quality raw materials and comply with international standards. We have obtained many certificates from authoritative organizations, such as ISO9001:2008 Quality Management System Certificate; ISO22000:2005 Food Safety Management System Certificate; HALAL Certificate; KOSHER Certificate; BRC Certificate; FDA Registration Number; etc.

If you are interested in our trehalose products or have any questions about them, please feel free to contact us. We will reply you within 8 hours and provide you with the best solution.

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