Sugar reduction key issue new labeling

America is becoming even more serious about healthy eating. Widespread changes to the labeling of food products will help guide consumers towards healthier choices by specifying exactly what nutrients food products contain. As the new labeling regulations come into force, many manufacturers are already looking for healthier ingredients. Sensus chicory root fiber is a dietary fiber that provides natural sweetness. It enables significant sugar (and fat) reduction in food products, increases fiber content and enhances taste.

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The FDA’s new Nutritional Facts Labeling (NFL) regulations will apply across all US food and supplement sectors. Designed to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases, such as obesity and heart disease, they will make it easier for consumers to make healthier choices when it comes to food. With sugar reduction a key public health issue, one requirement is that manufacturers of packaged foods must indicate ‘’added sugars” on product labels, both in grams and as a percentage of recommended daily intake.

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Chicory root fiber is sourced from natural chicory roots and has significant, scientifically-proven health benefits. With ‘natural’ sweetness, it reduces the amount of processed sugar and fat needed in food products, and promotes healthy blood glucose, which can help improve blood sugar management. It also boosts the fiber content of foods and so promotes bowel health. Sensus is global specialist in chicory root fiber. Chicory root fiber is an excellent ingredient to reduce added sugar.


Although Sensus chicory root fiber products are sweet, they have far less calories than sugar. For example, Frutalose® SF75 is 65% as sweet as sugar, but has half the calories. They function just like other sugars and as a bulking agent, to improve mouth feel in end food products and to extend the shelf life of the final product. In addition, chicory root fiber has a valuable synergy with high intensity sweeteners. It can be combined with other natural sweeteners, such as Stevia. This combination offsets the undesirable taste effects associated with most high-intensity sweeteners.

For more information contact Carl Volz, President Sensus America,


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