Satiety-Promoting Chocolate Wafer Concept Meets EFSA Standards

May 6, 2013

The Israel-based private-label confectionery manufacturer selected ingredients that meet EFSA weight management claims or that are clinically proven: glucomannan and potato-derived ingredient Slendesta.

Carmit Candy Industries Ltd. (Israel) will introduce a chocolate wafer bar prototype packed with satiety ingredients at the upcoming Vitafoods trade show. The Israel-based private-label confectionery manufacturer selected ingredients that meet EFSA weight management claims or that are clinically proven: glucomannan and potato-derived ingredient Slendesta.

Glucomannan is a soluble fiber from konjac root; when ingested with water, it forms a gel in the stomach, leading to slower gastric emptying and an increased feeling of fullness. In 2010, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) granted glucomannan a weight-management health claim for a total daily intake of 3 g (1 g doses with 1-2 glasses of water). Carmit’s wafer bar contains 1 g of glucomannan.

The second ingredient, Slendesta, is a clinically studied branded ingredient from Kemin (Des Moines, IA). It is a proteinase inhibitor, which increases the release of cholecystokinin (CCK), signaling feelings of fullness. Carmit’s bar includes 300 mg of Slendesta.

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