Prepared Foods’ David Feder interviews sweetener scientist and research chef Alexa Bosshardt, MS, RDN on the hot trending near-zero-calorie sweetener allulose. Could this natural sugar be the “Holy Grail” of sweeteners?

Alexa Bosshardt, MPS, RDN, is a research chef and hands-on industry consultant who has devoted most of her career to providing recipe formulation and nutritional marketing services to food and beverage manufacturers and restaurant chains. With a culinary degree from Johnson & Wales, and multiple degrees from Cornell University, Bosshardt teaches ServSafe and Culinary Nutrition courses, as well as corporate wellness classes. She currently consults for a number of food companies. More of her coverage of the sweet things in life at She can be reached at