WHAT IS TREHALOSE?
Trehalose is a naturally occurring glucose found notably in mushrooms (shiitake, maitake, nameko), sunflower seeds, sea algae, and yeast (bakers, wine). It’s about 38% - 40% sweet as sucrose, with a wide range of applications in foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics industries. Its unique properties make it ideal especially for food applications: Sushi and Bento, rice and noodles, meats and poultry, seafood, vegetables, frozen foods, desserts, baked goods and many others.
Launched in Japan, TREHA trehalose is a shelf stable, water-soluble powder. Major regulatory agencies around the world have examined it, where it’s cleared way for use in foods and beverages: Japan, USA, Canada, Australia, Brazil and the European countries. Kosher and Halal certified, TREHA trehalose is used by a number of packaged foods products retailed at reputable stores such as Whole Foods Markets.
HOW IS IT USED?
Depending on the dish, simply add as an ingredient or dissolve in water to use. Simply add 0.5% to 5% by weight. Although trehalose is technically a sugar, when used along with other ingredients the sweet taste becomes negligible.
For sushi rice: add 1 tablespoon (10 grams) of Treha Trehalose to 450 grams of uncooked rice.
BENEFITS: retains moisture to keep the "just prepared" freshness.