Dietary Fiber

Popular diets could create opportunity for fiber ingredients

Special edition: Weight management

Popular diets could create opportunity for fiber ingredients

By Hank Schultz

The explosion of new diet plans that demonize carbohydrates offer a unique opportunity for fiber ingredients that can be added to foods or be offered as standalone dietary ingredients.

Concerns have been raised about changing consumer attitudes to dairy, and the impact that could have on the probiotics sector. ©iStock

Is dairy a hindrance and not a help for probiotics growth?

By Gary Scattergood

The vast majority of new product development for functional foods featuring probiotics “remains in the dairy space”, but this may be more of a hindrance than a help for the sector’s growth prospects.

At four hours, lactic acid for native Okara was 2.45 fold higher than the control fructo-oligosaccharides. ©iStock/alffoto

Soybean by-product tipped as alternative prebiotic

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

By-product Okara, otherwise known as ‘soy pulp’ or ‘tofu dreg’, is a promising novel prebiotic, according to researchers testing the ingredient in a human gut model. 

Inulin and oligofructose have prebiotic activity

Beneo gets approval for oligofructose in India

By Ankush Chibber

The Beneo-Institute (Gmbh) has said that its prebiotic fibre, oligofructose, has been approved for use for more products in India, having previously approved for use in bakery items.

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