Trehalose, the sugar you probably aren’t using but should!
Trehalose, the sugar you aren't using but should! Two and a half years ago I visited the Sosa Ingredients factory in Moià, Spain where I was introduced to a variety of interesting new ingredients and techniques. Trehalose was one of the ingredients I got excited about most. Initially I got excited by it’s technical properties in pastry but after researching this sugar more, I soon realised the benefits didn't stop there. So let's break it down: Naturally occuring sugar Trehalose is naturally occurring in plants, mushrooms, insects and shrimp (where it serves as ‘blood sugar’ similar to the way our bodies utilises glucose). Disaccharide Trehalose is, just like sucrose (your common household sugar), a non reducing disaccharide. Where Sucrose is