The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Article 14 (Commission Regulation [EU] No 1160/2011 of November 14, 2011) expressed that its positive health-claim opinion about oat ß-glucan for cholesterol reduction complies with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. It is suggested that there is a beneficial effect at 3g daily, and the claim is allowed in food or beverage products containing at least 1g per quantified serving. In the U.S., oat ß-glucans have attained GRAS status, also for use in foods and beverages. Beta-glucans are a soluble-fiber polysaccharide that have shown beneficial effect for multiple health aspects, from immune support to infection mitigation, cancer protection and, especially, natural cholesterol reduction. Garuda International supplies its B-CAN oat bran concentrate/oat ß-glucan at a high concentration of 70% ß-glucan. It is available in both conventional and EC Organically Certified versions. B-CAN oat bran concentrate/oat ß-glucan is safe for use as a food additive and approved for use in various food categories, as defined by 21 CFR 170.30, and meeting FDA safety standards. Potential applications include breads, breakfast cereals, soups, salad dressings and beverages. It also is certified-kosher and -halal.—Garuda International Inc.
An oat-based beta-glucan has shown to benefit multiple health aspects.
March 25, 2013