For the past few years, we’ve noted in these pages that digestive health, and the probiotic bacteria and prebiotic fibers and starches that support it, would continue to be the hottest trends in “better for you” food and beverage development.
Demand for better-for-you food products is increasing and shows no signs of subsiding
December 1, 2020
To keep up with the rising demand of chicory inulin market led by growing consumer preference toward healthier food ingredients, Sensus committed significant capital for expansion of its production capacity starting in 2021. The planned investments will be matched by Sensus contracting increased acreage for chicory roots with its farmer base.
Higher global volume due to capacity increase of production facility in Chile by 2022
March 3, 2020
BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, has announced a significant expansion for its chicory root fiber production facility in Chile by 2022, funded by an investment of more than 50 million Euro.
PB2 with Pre + Probiotics contains 6g of plant-based protein per 13g serving
August 9, 2019
The prebiotic found in PB2’s newest product, inulin, is a soluble dietary fiber that provides both functional and nutritional benefits, such as fiber fortification and the facilitation of calorie and sugar reduction. Inulin also promotes overall digestive health and enhances calcium absorption.
BENEO uses IFT to showcase prebiotic chicory root fiber for digestive health
June 4, 2019
BENEO’s inulin and oligofructose are obtained from chicory root via a gentle hot water extraction. This natural production process clearly distinguishes them from other fibers, which are made indigestible by chemical and enzymatic modifications.
Prebiotic chicory root fiber maintains microbiota balance in children—even following antibiotic treatment
May 1, 2019
The study, conducted by Prof Tamàs Decsi, University of Pécs, Department of Paediatrics, Clinical Center of the University of Pécs, Medical School in Hungary, is the first of its kind to provide an in-depth investigation into the effect of prebiotic chicory root fiber supplementation on the gut microbiota composition of children aged 3 to 6 years, including those undertaking antibiotic treatment.
BENEO now can produce organic inulin from chicory roots
April 25, 2019
To date, no organic inulin from chicory is available. With the latest ongoing developments, BENEO will be able to offer inulin derived from chicory root fiber at a reasonable and competitive price premium compared to organic inulin from other sources.