Beneo launches new ingredient for sugar reduction and fiber enhancement


Beneo-scL85 is a fiber derived from sugar beet.

Photo © Guillem

Photo © Guillem

Beneo (Parsippany, NJ) has introduced a new ingredient addressing both sugar reduction and fiber enhancement. Called Beneo-scL85, the ingredient is a fiber derived from sugar beet.

Beneo-scL85 is a short-chain fructooligosaccharide. Because it is derived from sugar beet, it offers a mild, sweet taste; good solubility; and “natural credentials that can contribute to improved taste and texture as well as possibilities for bulking in applications such as bakery, dairy, and cereals," the firm says. “Produced in Germany in a dedicated production facility, the new ingredient is available for Beneo’s customers globally to buy now as a syrup."

Short-chain fatty acids like this ingredient enable sugar replacement while also adding dietary fiber. “This, in turn, improves the nutritional profile of a product, allowing manufacturers to achieve a better score for front-of-pack nutrition labeling systems worldwide," the company says. "By adding Beneo-scL85, food and drink manufacturers have more variety and increased potential to offer products with less sugar to meet the high demand."

Eric Neven, commercial managing director for Beneo’s functional fibers group, added, “Short-chain fructooligosaccharide from beet sugar is a valuable addition to Beneo’s portfolio because it increase flexibility and availability for our customers. In combination with the increased production capacity of our chicory root fiber production plant in Chile, Beneo’s short-chain fructooligosaccharide will further secure supply to meet the high demand for solutions to reduce sugar.”

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