Trehalose is a unique ingredient that is generating exciting market possibilities for new dessert concepts while adding new life to existing food and beverage brands. Trehalose is a diglucose sugar found in nature that confers to certain plant and animal cells the ability to survive dehydration for decades and to restore activity soon after rehydration. This observation has led to the use of trehalose during freeze drying of a variety of products for dried, baked and processed food. It is especially well suited for sweetening nutritional drinks, and as a multi-functional sugar with nearly half the sweetness of sucrose, Trehalose can improve the taste, texture and stability of many foods and beverages. To learn more about Trehalose, visit www.cargillfoods.com.