Cargill’s Oliggo-Fiber® inulin—the natural, invisible soluble fiber that is virtually undetectable in most foods and beverages—is now available as a fiber syrup, as well as in the free flowing powder form that food and beverage manufacturers have been using to discreetly add fiber’s health benefits to a variety of products.
This fiber syrup provides manufacturing flexibility for a wide range of food applications, while still delivering the benefits of Oliggo-Fiber® inulin in powder form. It is a virtually invisible liquid soluble fiber, made from chicory roots, that is ideal for bars and fruit preparations. It is also an excellent option for food formulators to use in reducing fat and calorie content in products, such as those targeted at weight management, because it can act as a fat and carbohydrate replacer while maintaining desired texture.
“Studies have shown that consuming fiber may help maintain a feeling of fullness, and research also demonstrates that inulin may enhance calcium absorption among pre-teens and post-menopausal women, making it important for bone health,” said Deborah Schulz, product manager, Cargill Health & Nutrition. “Oliggo-Fiber® inulin also is a prebiotic that helps maintain healthy digestive balance by supporting the growth of normal, beneficial bacteria in the lower gastro-intestinal (GI) tract. It is suitable for use in diabetic/low glycemic diets, as well,” she said.
Cargill will continue to work closely with food formulators to develop delicious, better-for-you products made with Oliggo-Fiber® inulin to address the significant and growing consumer demand for fiber-containing foods.
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