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The syrup containing rare sugar

Thanks to cooperation in Kagawa between industry, academia, and the government, in 2009, syrup containing around 15% D-allulose and other rare sugars (the remaining 85% being glucose and fructose) became a commercial product. Afterwards, various other products began to use the syrup in their production. These included foods such as cakes, donuts, jellies, and so on. And it has also been used in food other than sweets. Restaurants have used the syrup in cooking, trying it for the first time in interesting ways such as in the broth for udon. In July, 2013, the syrup manufacturing factory (Matsutani Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. Bannosu Factory) was completed in Utazu. It has the capability to produce enough product to supply all of Japan, so plans to expand beyond the prefecture are in motion.

Overview of the MatsutaniChemical Industry Co., Ltd. Bannosu Factory
Location 4001-11 YoshidaUtazu, Ayauta District, Kagawa (within Bannosu Coastal Industrial Park)
Site Area 10,422m2
Building Area 2,103m2
Total Floor Area 3,510m2
Main Buildings Production Facility Office
Production Volume (Maximum) Syrup Containing Rare Sugar 1,000 tons/month
Total Investment About ¥2.6 billion

Sanuki’s New Sugar

Products (foods) using the above mark fulfill the criteria set forth by the The Institute of Rare Sugar Promotion Association.
The amount of rare sugar syrup used in the product must be equal to or more than 20wt% of the total sugar sweetener content (excluding artificial sweeteners).
※wt%: content portion converted to weight