Ingredion Inc., a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, announced the introduction of BIOLIGO™GL 5700 IMF galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), a new prebiotic ingredient. Galacto-oligosaccharides are some of the most studied oligosaccharides in the world, and provide numerous digestive and immune health benefits. The introduction of BIOLIGO galacto-oligosaccharides provides infant formula, functional food, beverage, and dietary supplement manufacturers with a new safe, high-quality source of prebiotic soluble fiber to enhance the nutritional profile of their products.
BIOLIGO GOS is a part of the company’s portfolio of innovative nutritional solutions that deliver meaningful health benefits to consumers across life stages. BIOLIGO GL 5700 IMF is made from food grade lactose, it is in the form of a syrup and contains a minimum of 57% GOS (dry basis). It is very stable in high temperature processes and low pH applications, making it suitable for a range of formulations from shelf stable beverages and juices, to nutritional bars and supplements.
“Ingredion is committed to assisting customers formulate food and beverage products with added health benefits that consumers value,” said Santiago Vega, senior marketing manager of nutrition with Ingredion Incorporated. ”Manufacturers of infant formula, functional foods and beverages can now count on a new ingredient alternative to support and expand their prebiotic, digestive and immune health platforms.”
BIOLIGO GOS is currently manufactured at Ingredion’s modern facility in Icheon, South Korea, and meets the required hygiene standards for infant formula production. Ingredion brings over 20 years of experience in manufacturing oligosaccharides under high GMP conditions.