A new study is raising serious concerns about the safety of adding refined fibre such as inulin to processed foods.
Dietary fibre that promotes 'good' bacteria in the colon could prevent obesity, metabolic syndrome and changes in the intestine.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has granted Ingredion a General Level Digestive Health Claim (GLDHC) for Hi-Maize resistant starch in Australia.
What do you think of the new requirements for nutrition content claims about dietary fibre? The Australian Food and Grocery Council has applied to FSANZ to have the transition date extended by one year to January 2017.
A European-backed study aims to scientifically assess claims that polysaccharide fibres can boost the immune system.
Grindsted Fiberline has been developed by Danisco to provide an opportunity for bakers to bake bread with a high content of natural wholemeal and to appeal to consumers.
Kiwifruit-derived Nektabake is fat free, high in fibre and can be used to replace eggs, dairy products, butter, cooking oils and casein-derived products in baking.
Z-Trim is a multifunctional zero calorie fibre that can substitute up to 50% fat in a variety of food applications without contributing kilojoules to formulation. It also adds healthy fibre while maintaining taste, texture, appearance and overall finished product acceptability. Z-Trim is taste neutral and does not require masking for palatability.
Herbafood has developed a range of bake-stable gels that retain water, shape and form during the manufacturing process.
Citri-fi citrus fibres can be used in a wide variety of food applications and depending on the grade used, it can hold up to 13 times its weight in water.
The need to redefine the definition of â€˜dietary fibreâ€™ was considered yesterday, in an address by senior CSIRO nutritionist Dr David Topping to the US Institute of Food Technologists' annual meeting in Chicago.
Sensus' Frutafit and Frutalose inulin/fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) are used as part of a balanced diet to help achieve and maintain a healthy weight. These prebiotic dietary fibres are slowly digestible carbs, have a low glycaemic index (GI) and a low calorific value. Added health benefits are that they improve ca-uptake in the body and promote a healthy micro-flora and immune function in the colon. Besides physiological benefits, Frutafit and Frutalose enhance mouth feel and taste through unique texturising properties.
Inulin is low-glycaemic and can be used in foods designed for weight management, claims Sensus.