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.
We're currently experiencing a Gut Health revolution. Once a closed-door topic, having a healthy digestive system is now at the forefront of nutrition concerns of the American consumer. The near-universal recognition of the importance of gut health to a reduced risk of certain metabolic issues and diseases, and to increased overall health and well-being, is driving makers of better-for-you foods and beverages to focus not only on probiotics but on the prebiotic ingredients needed to feed and maintain them.
Study shows soluble guar fiber may be helpful for autistic children suffering from constipation and irritability
May 1, 2019
In a new pilot study, scientists found soluble guar fiber (Sunfiber) may improve both constipation and irritability in children with ASD. This opens many new potential opportunities for companies interested in developing formulations for the ASD market. Sunfiber is appropriate for all ages.
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.
The soluble prebiotic fiber meets consumer demands for fiber products that are gentle on the gut
April 16, 2019
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
Supplement brand showcases shelf-stable probiotics uniquely crafted to support overall digestive health
March 20, 2019
For people who have trouble taking tablets or prefer the convenience of a multivitamin in a great-tasting form, MegaFood now offers an option that helps to fill unwanted gaps in daily nutrition while promising the simplest delivery method.
The new lines of probiotic-infused or fermented products are favored for their light and delicate flavors. However, a major challenge for makers of such beverages has been that it can be difficult to mask any undesired fermentation or savory notes in these types of water-heavy products.
Check out the June 2019 issue of Prepared Foods, featuring our cover story on sugar reduction and sweetener strategies, how developers are meeting new demands for active performance products, and much more.