Diseases like diabetes, obesity, fatty liver, and insulin resistance etc., are often associated with added sugars. And, the sugary or sweet taste of the candies is their sole virtue. Therefore, with the growing demand for candies, there is a need for healthy candies with a low or negligible glycemic index. It is good for marketing purposes that candies have myriad attributes like taste, shape, aroma, etc. What if your candy also has health benefit like low blood sugar or probiotic activity. People will surely prefer such things.
One such innovation linked to the candy industry is the use of rare sugars such as D-allulose, D-Tagatose, Apiose, and Allose instead of traditional sucrose and synthetic sugars. Rare sugars are not only sweeter than sucrose but have a much lower glycemic value. In addition to this, they are also known to have probiotic activities . Therefore, the use of rare sugars could be an economic and health beneficiary innovation in the candy industry.