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TREHA Trehalose Sugar
TREHA Trehalose Sugar
TREHA Trehalose Sugar
TREHA Trehalose Sugar

TREHA Trehalose Sugar



TREHA®︎ Trehalose (Japanese: トレハロース, Chinese: 海藻糖) is a naturally occurring, not-very-sweet sugar (only 38% as sweet as sucrose) that can be found in many foods (such as mushrooms and yeast) all over the world.  It is a plant-based, GRAS-designated, Kosher & Halal-certified, non-GMO food ingredient with the amazing natural ability to extend many aspects of freshness.

Using Trehalose can help keep food looking and tasting fresh and appealing because, due to its unique molecular structure, it’s able to maintain food moisture and natural structure of proteins. Trehalose is uniquely effective in promoting moisture retention, enabling it to protect foods from drying out.

Physical properties of Trehalose:

  • High heat and acid stability: Trehalose is stable under high temperature and low pH conditions. It does not break down into its component parts as other saccharides do.
  • Non-browning: Trehalose is non-reducing and will not brown via the Maillard reaction.
  • Low hygroscopicity (moisture attraction): Trehalose is free-flowing up to 94% relative humidity. Its low hygroscopicity allows for controlling moisture migration in various applications.
  • High glass transition temperature: Trehalose has a high glass transition temperature compared to other disaccharides. This property has unique benefits for extending the shelf-life of various food product and biomaterials.

Benefits of Trehalose:

  • Freshness:
    - Managing moisture in food (including donut glaze stability and stability of fillings)
    - Freeze-thaw stability (less freeze thaw damage)
    - Color retention (especially for processed fruits and vegetables)
  • Texture:
    - Unique crispiness (baked, fried and extruded snacks)
    - Smooth creaminess (custards and frozen desserts)
    - Extended shelf-life (texture stability of snacks and baked goods)
  • Flavour:
    - Off-Flavor masking (off-notes of sweeteners, amino acids, and vitamins and minerals)
    - Enhanced intensity (citrus flavors and more)
    - Masks odors (negative aromas of seafood and vitamins and minerals)
  • Health:
    - May reduce Glycemic and Insulinemic Responses
    - Low cariogenicity

Usage:  Optimal amount of Trehalose differs based on the type of food and the desired result. Typically, you will want to use more Trehalose in sweet recipes than in savory ones, and you can use Trehalose to partially replace the table sugar you would normally use in your sweet recipes for benefits that include remarkable moistness.

Suggested Applications:

  • Baked Goods
  • Snacks
  • Confections
  • Meat and Seafood
  • Fruits and Vegetables processing
  • Beverages
  • Plant-Based Foods, Sushi, Ice Cream Mochi, Take Out & Frozen Foods

Product of Japan

At Gusta Supplies, we endeavour to secure hard-to-source ingredients and tools so the community here can enjoy a tasteful selection. We are particular about the origin of these products in respect to its cultural and technological significance. We want you to use only the best we can afford to provide.

Inventory Last Updated: Jun 24, 2021

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Trehalose, a healthy sugar

In search of a healthy sweetener with no bitter aftertaste. Trehalose isn't sickening sweet. Looks like sugar. Acts as a preservative so I like to use it for jams and salad dressings, and salsa. The only drawback is, it is an expensive ingredient.

Good quality

Amazing in baking, a stable and amazing replacement for sugar or powder sugar.

Useful Information

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As we order some of our professional tools aboard, brands below may take longer to arrive.  While we cannot guarantee the exact arrival time, below is the approximate lead time range for reference:
- Ateco: 2 - 8 weeks
- Debuyer: 1 - 3 weeks
- Epicurean: 2 - 4 weeks
- KitchenAid: 1 - 3 weeks
- Matfer: 2 - 4 weeks
- Mauviel: 1 - 3 weeks
- Professional Books & Magazines: 2 - 4 weeks
- Sanneng: 6 - 12 weeks
- Silikomart: 2 - 5 weeks
- Wusthof: 1 - 3 weeks

If you would like to know the lead time of a specific product, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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