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Jennifer Grebow is editor-in-chief of Nutritional Outlook.
The short-chain fructooligosaccharide not only serves as a fiber source but also provides functional health benefits as well as formulating benefits such as sugar reduction because the ingredient is 30% as sweet as sugar
Ingredion (Westchester, IL) has launched a new liquid version of its NutraFlora soluble prebiotic fiber that makes usage easier in food products like baked goods, beverages, and dairy. The short-chain fructooligosaccharide not only serves as a fiber source but also provides functional health benefits as well as formulating benefits such as sugar reduction because the ingredient is 30% as sweet as sugar.
NutraFlora L95-S is backed by NutraFlora’s more than 200 studies showing that the ingredient supports “digestive and immune health, provides a good or excellent source of fiber, and can be used to reduce sugar in foods and beverages such as bars, baked goods, functional beverages, and dairy products,” the company says.
“By now offering NutraFlora prebiotic fiber in liquid form, we are helping manufacturers to simplify their operations,” said Marco Villone, vice president of marketing, U.S. and Canada, Ingredion, in a press release. “By formulating with NutraFlora L95-S soluble prebiotic fiber, food developers have the ability to easily go beyond basic nutrition and bring consumers the fiber and digestive support they want.”
The firm says that the ingredient, which is derived from non-GMO cane sugar using a bio-fermentation process, has a quick dispersion rate and low viscosity, “making it ready to use and easy to pump, process, and handle.”
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