Fenchem expands its prebiotics products with fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) and glacto- oligosaccharides (GOS). Similar to inulin, these two saccharides have now a long history of safe use and are generally recognized as safe.
FOS and GOS are new members of PreFit Prebiotics series. They occur naturally and consist of short chains of fructose and galactose, respectively. These compounds can be only partially digested by humans. Both FOS and GOS are available in syrup and powder form. Prebiotic formulas are also provided based on customer requirements.
In-Fibre organic inulin is our traditional prebiotic product, meeting both United States Department of Agriculture National Organic Program and European Union standards.
A prebiotic was originally defined as a “non-digestible food ingredient that beneficially affects the host by selectively stimulating the growth and/or activity of one or a limited number of bacteria in the colon, and thus improves host health” (Gibson and Roberfroid, 1995). It is demonstrated that a prebiotic has many benefits for digestive health. It can reduce intestinal pH, relieve the constipation, restore intestinal bacterial balance and affect the immune system.
FOS and GOS represent the largest segment in the prebiotics market. Prebiotics are rapidly rising in popularity within the functional food market to its vast applications in dairy products, beverages, bakery products, weight loss products and infant foods. Concern over digestive health, poor dietary trends and other health conditions that reduce beneficial bacteria from the system are driving the unprecedented demand for prebiotics at an international level. With five overseas offices and storages, Fenchem is expanding prebiotics products. We can offer high quality products and fast delivery to our customers.