Enrich your products with the benefits of fiber
The message is loud and clear — fiber is essential to our health and well-being. Today’s consumers are demanding fiber in everything, from breakfast cereals and snacks to side dishes and beverages.
Create fiber-rich products that consumers crave. We have what you need to bring your vision to life through a broad plant-based portfolio of in-demand ingredients and solutions for nutrition, health and wellness applications. Our formulation, sensory and nutrition science experts have the experience to help you design and get your fiber-enhanced products to market faster. Let our dedicated team be your guide for claims, substantiation, label requirements and more.
Our proven fiber solutions:
Increase the level of good bacteria in the gut and support digestive health, with some of the most effective prebiotics and fibers on the market today. Our selection of soluble fibers includes products that can help reduce sugar in your formulations and promote digestive function while improving texture.
Enhance fiber, reduce sugar and support digestive health with this powdered soluble prebiotic fiber.
NUTRAFLORA® FB P-95
Enhance fiber, reduce sugar and support digestive health with a minimum of 95% (dry basis) scFOS.
NUTRAFLORA® L-95 S
Enhance fiber, reduce sugar and support digestive health with a soluble prebiotic fiber syrup.
BIOLIGO™ GL 5700
Enhance nutritional value with formulation-friendly prebiotic soluble fiber.
Our selection of insoluble fibers, which includes low-FODMAP options, can help you differentiate your products with higher fiber content and bring digestive health benefits to baked goods, snacks, pasta and more. Generate greater appeal with the just-right taste and texture consumers prefer with these ingredients.
NOVELOSE® 3490 resistant starch*
Deliver just-right taste, texture and even fewer calories in fiber-rich foods.
VERSAFIBE™ 1490 resistant starch*
Add low-FODMAP certified fiber, reduce calories and net carbohydrates.
Increase dietary fiber and reduce calories with this potato-based modified food starch.
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Create appeal and promote consumer well-being with solutions designed to maintain and improve digestive and gut health.
Prebiotics for infant nutrition
Support infant digestive health with high-quality ingredients.
Formulating for nutrition
Give consumers more of what they want and less of what they don’t. Our solutions for nutrition can replace less-desirable ingredients with more nutritious alternatives — adding fiber, enhancing protein or reducing sugar in your application.
Frequently asked questions:
What is dietary fiber made of?
Dietary fiber is made up of carbohydrate polymers with three or more monomeric units (MUs), which are neither digested nor absorbed in the human intestine. Some non-carbohydrates such as lignin and substances which are present in cell walls linked to polysaccharides may also be considered dietary fibers according to different regulatory authorities.
Where does dietary fiber come from?
Dietary fibers may come from:
- Naturally occurring sources: “intrinsic and intact” carbohydrates and lignin
- Isolated or synthetic carbohydrates that have physiological effects that are beneficial to human health
What are the food sources of dietary fibers?
Both soluble and insoluble fibers are naturally occurring in food sources such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, tubers and cereals. Resistant starch can only be found in starchy foods such as cereals, tubers and green bananas. Pectins are more naturally occurring in fruits and vegetables, and β-glucans and arabinoxylans are present in cereals.1
Learn more about texturizers
Whether you’re formulating for a specific characteristic or simply interested in learning more about an ingredient, our Texturizer Solutions page has all the information you need.
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1Makki, Kassem, et al. "The impact of dietary fiber on gut microbiota in host health and disease." Cell Host & Microbe 23.6 (2018): 705-715.
*Meets FDA requirements for dietary fibers
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