Pharmachem Laboratories Inc. announced that Pacific Resources International, Sydney, Australia, will be the exclusive distributor for StarchLite™ to the food and beverage markets in Australia and New Zealand. StarchLite (Also known as Phase 2® White Kidney Bean Extract) is the first and only ingredient of its type with two U.S. structure/function claims for starch reduction and weight control. It has become the leading carb-control ingredient for food and dietary supplements sold worldwide.
“Our customers can now share in the benefits of this amazing ingredient,” said Frank Ruckriegel of Pacific Resources. “StarchLite has been shown in numerous clinical studies to reduce the digestion of starch and aid in weight control. We believe it’s a more effective component of starchy foods than any resistant starch. Consequently, it can be added to carb-rich foods such as bread, pasta, rice and potatoes to reduce the caloric impact of these favorite foods. It is also ideal for beverages and bars.”
StarchLite temporarily inhibits the enzyme that digests starch, allowing a portion of the starch to pass through the body undigested, like fiber. Sensory studies have shown it does not affect the taste or texture of food. StarchLite may also be used as a functional seasoning with the same effect.