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The new convenient liquid dietary fiber is said to add more flexibility to applications.
Cargill (Minneapolis) can now provide its Oliggo-Fiber inulin, a natural, invisible soluble fiber derived from chicory root, in syrup form that the company says will expand its application possibilities beyond the original free-flowing powder form alone.
Oliggo-Fiber is now ideal for bars and fruit preparations. The company says it is also an excellent option for food formulators looking to reduce fat and calories because it can act as a fat and carbohydrate replacer, while maintaining desired texture. In addition, Oliggo-Fiber acts as a prebiotic, helping to maintain healthy digestive balance by supporting the growth of normal, beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract.