Do Do you know what is Trehalose?
Trehalose is a very interesting sugar, it is a disaccharide made up of two molecules of glucose. It occurs in some seeds and fungi though it is not common in plants. Mushrooms contain up to 10–25 % by dry weight.
It is the main fuel used by insects in flight. Because their wings beat so fast and to enable them to produce sudden bursts of power nature has chosen this sugar for their blood. It is estimated that insects can use them twice as efficiently as Glucose.
It protects organisms from extremes of weather, such as freezing and drying out. The Resurrection Plant can withstand months without water because it contains abundant amounts of this sugar which protects the cells against damage in the difficult conditions.
No great benefit as a sweetener, it is less than half as sweet as sugar and has a similar glycemic index. However, it has a multitude of other uses and applications. It is an antioxidant, it acts as a natural preservative, it keeps food moist and helps preserve texture and flavor. In nature, it has amazing qualities that seem to prevent damage to cells from drying out or freezing.
These properties can have advantages in the production of cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and foodstuffs. It has an important application as a constituent in solutions for the protection of organs during transplant operations. It is useful as a component of frozen foods and ration packs etc. It is temperature stable and can be used in cooking.
It has been shown to inhibit the degradation of carbohydrates, proteins, and fatty acids in foods. Thus it can act as a safe preservative. Besides it has been found to inhibit the development of bacteria that cause body odor, so it may find use as a cosmetic.
Eye drops containing this sugar have proved useful in the treatment of dry eye syndrome.
It may even help to mitigate insulin resistance and become a useful tool against the onset of diabetes. It has a hypoinsulinemic effect, the exact opposite of fructose. A 2010 trial showed significant improvement in triglyceride levels and insulin response in mice.
There is no recommendation from the FDA or the CSPI on this sugar. It would be well to follow the World Health Organization Guideline and restrict intake of all sugars, including Trehalose to 50g per day.
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Shelf Life: 2.5 years
Storage: Clean, dry and ventilated place.
Packing: 20kg/woven bag or craft paper bag
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16 mt/ 20’FCL with pallet
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||Fine, White, Crystalline power, odorless
||C12H22O11 • 2H20
|Loss on drying
|Mold and yeast
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