ADM/Matsutani LLC, the joint venture between Archer Daniels Midland Company, Matsutani Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., and Matsutani America, Inc., announced that Fibersol, a full line of soluble prebiotic dietary fiber ingredients, has been recognized as a Monash University Low FODMAP Certified product. The certification is awarded to foods and ingredients that have been shown to not aggravate the gut or cause irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms such as gas, intestinal bloating and digestive discomfort. With this certification, Fibersol joins a list of foods and ingredients recognized by Monash University as safe options for the millions of people living with IBS worldwide. 
FODMAPs (fermentable oligo-saccharides, disaccharides, mono-saccharides and polyols) are a group of poorly-absorbed dietary sugars that ferment in the gut, which can trigger symptoms of IBS and other functional gastrointestinal disorders. As a low FODMAP prebiotic dietary fiber, Fibersol provides an easy solution for developers looking to add gut health benefits to food and beverage products, and meet the dietary needs of those living with these conditions.
“In a recent study we conducted, nearly seven out of 10 of consumers said they would not purchase a product again if it caused digestive discomfort, even if they were satisfied with its taste, price, ingredients and nutritional value,” said Greg Dodson, vice president, fiber, ADM. “Monash University’s certification of Fibersol as a Low FODMAP product further validates its proven ability to help formulators meet consumers’ demands for nutritious, great-tasting products that are gentle on the digestive system.”
The certification builds upon clinical research that shows Fibersol helps support or maintain intestinal regularity and is well tolerated at dosages of up to 68 grams when consumed throughout the day. Because Fibersol is fermented slowly in the colon, it can deliver consumers’ desired benefits of fiber without digestive intolerance or gastric discomfort.