The fibre is derived from guar beans. © Caduser2003/Wikimedia
Taiyo has showcased new organic varieties of its Sunfiber dietary fibres, derived from the Indian guar bean.
The fibre delivers a variety of nutritional, physiological and technological benefits and, because of its enhanced dissolution profile, the agglomerated organic product is particularly suitable for powder mixtures and instant beverages, Taiyo said.
In addition, another Sunfiber variant with organic certification is available, which has been specifically developed for the price-sensitive food sector and can be used in a wide range of applications.
No chemical substances are used during the cultivation or processing of the guar beans for Taiyo’s Sunfiber ingredient, and, in addition, the raw materials are GM-free.
The organic variants show that Taiyo is taking a positive step forward and responding to increased demand for ecologically sensitive food, according to the company’s managing director, Dr Stefan Siebrecht.
”Right now and for future generations, a sustainable lifestyle is crucial. Therefore, the manufacturing and handling of food are important parameters. By supplying organically certified ingredients, we’re setting standards at the very beginning of the production cycle to enable a more environmentally friendly value chain.”
Completely soluble, the fibre ingredient has no effect on the sensory properties of the final product and has been shown to have a number of health boosting properties: Sunfiber reduces the glycaemic index of foodstuffs, thus ensuring a reduced post-consumption blood glucose increase; and helps improve mineral absorption in the gut, as well as maintenance of a healthy digestive tract.
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