Developed by CNI (Colloïdes Naturels International), Fibregum™ is an all-natural Acacia gum particularly rich in soluble fiber (90%). Fibregum™ Bio comes from all-organic Acacia cultures in Africa (no fertilizer or pesticide used). Equacia™ product line is manufactured using a proprietary technology without any chemical or enzymatic treatment involved.
Fibregum™, thanks to its high soluble fiber content (minimum of 90%), has exceptional nutritional properties with documented health benefits , such as a prebiotic effect, a high digestive tolerance and a beneficial impact on glycemic index of the finished product. Its low caloric value and its noncariogenic properties, make it suitable for numerous functional food formulations (beverages, cereal bars, extruded products, etc). Fibregum™ is also widely used for its technical and functional properties (emulsifying, stabilizing, encapsulating and texturizing).
The latest innovation of CNI is Equacia™. CNI’s Developement team identified synergies between Acacia soluble fibers and wheat insoluble fibers and developed a texturizing ingredient that emulates fat texture. Equacia™ is a suitable fat replacer in a number of food applications, with no organoleptic modifications. A study has been conducted with the AIB (American Institute of Baking – USA) showing that adding Equacia™ in muffins at levels of 1% to 2% allows a 50% reduction of the fat content in the formulation. The results are promising and show that Equacia™ is the answer to the consumers’ growing demand for healthy foods, with a high quality nutritional profile, without sacrificing the texture and the taste. Equacia™ is labeled as Acacia fiber and wheat fiber. It is GRAS, GMO-free and gluten-free.
Since 1895, CNI has been committed to protecting and preserving the environment and particularly Acacia trees with a sustainable development approach. Acacia trees reduce deforestation and desert growth and Acacia gum is an essential source of income for the African population living in these areas.
A sustainable approach is also applied by our French plant. For several years, CNI has set up an investment program to reduce the wastewater disposal and to recycle the gum purification wastes, all the while still respecting the environment.