Nexira offers a new white paper all the advantages of its inavea™ acacia fiber, and all the reasons why manufacturers should use this ingredient to meet the market and consumer demand.
Consuming a healthy diet can help to prevent a range of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and conditions, as well as provide digestive benefits. However, increased production of processed foods, and changing lifestyles have led to a shift in dietary patterns. People are now consuming more foods high in energy, fats, free sugars, and salt. Many people do not eat enough fruit, vegetables, and other dietary fibers.
As it is difficult to meet the fiber recommendations via traditional foods, innovative high-fiber fortified products may help consumers to increase their fiber intakes.
All fibers are not equal and Nexira’s new white paper outlines the characteristics of its acacia fiber inavea™ PURE ACACIA. Thanks to all its benefits, inavea™ PURE ACACIA is one of the perfect ingredients for a holistic nutritional approach.
Most manufacturers already use common and well-known fibers in their formulations. However, for a well-balanced and diversified diet, it’s important for consumers to take in different type of fibers.
According to Innova database, acacia fiber is a promising ingredient. Its use in food formulations has almost doubled in the past three years.1 And considering its benefits and properties, it’s no surprise that acacia fiber’s top three market application categories are supplements, dairy products and cereals.2
Healthy food producers want to offer high-fiber products that do not have the adverse side effects that might limit their consumption. Some fibers, like FOS, are rapidly fermented and are associated with high gas production inducing undesirable effects such as abdominal cramps, flatulence, and diarrhea, which can be highly debilitating, impacting overall well-being and quality of life. Being FODMAP-friendly certified, inavea™ PURE ACACIA offers the value of high digestive tolerance for fiber enrichment in a large array of applications.
inavea™ PURE ACACIA is an all-natural, organic, and Non-GMO Project Verified dietary fiber sourced from carefully selected acacia trees. Beyond sustainability, inavea™ PURE ACACIA is the only acacia fiber with a carbon neutral footprint.
Fiber comes with a health halo and is easy for consumers to understand. The health benefits of dietary fibers are linked with health benefits like digestive comfort, intestinal transit, feeling of satiety and weight control, and improvement of the intestinal flora, prebiotic, well-being from inside, blood sugar regulation, etc. Nexira has demonstrated in proprietary studies the health benefits of its acacia fiber.
Its new proprietary clinical study has confirmed that inavea™ PURE ACACIA consumption has beneficial physiological effects on human health by attenuation of post-prandial blood glucose levels.
inavea™ PURE ACACIA is also a prebiotic ingredient, increasing in overall levels healthy bacteria, demonstrating a positive effect on the microbiota and a better diversity. The properties of inavea™ PURE ACACIA can help improve intestinal well-being and overall gut health.
“Acacia fiber is easy to use in a large array of nutritional applications and we are convinced it has a huge potential for food and drink developers who want to formulate healthy, natural and organic products. As the first Carbon Neutral brand of ingredients, inavea™ carries additional claims, to satisfy the demands of manufacturers and end consumers,” says Mathieu Dondain,Nexira managing director.
Acacia’s importance over the years has increased significantly and it is now appreciated as a natural ingredient that appeals to health and wellness-conscious consumers because of its multiple functional and nutritional benefits.
1 Innova database, acacia fiber, NPL in 2018 and 2021
2 Innova database, top 3 categories for NPL with acacia fiber during the last five years