Benefits of Inulin
As a soluble dietary fiber, inulin has many benefits. With this ingredient, you can make healthy products that remain amazing in taste. Because Frutafit® inulin and Frutalose® oligofructose are colorless, with a neutral taste, they can be used to enrich many food products without affecting their appearance, texture or flavor. Imagine white bread with extra fiber, sugar-reduced bakery goods or lower-fat spoonable yoghurt.
Inulin for healty products
Inulin is a functional food ingredient that can replace sugar and fat while improving taste and mouthfeel. It also promotes digestive health by enriching the fiber content of food. Moreover, it has a prebiotic effect, stimulating the production of beneficial bacteria in the colon. Because inulin has a low caloric value and promotes satiety, it can make a significant contribution to weight management. It even stimulates calcium absorption, resulting in improved bone health.
Imagine… Delicious fiber-rich products
Inulin and oligofructose can be used to increase the dietary fiber content of a wide variety of food products. Dietary fibers are essential in our daily food but our diets rarely contain enough of them. The average adult should consume about 25-30 grams a day. Few of us actually eat more than 15-20 grams daily.
Imagine… Taste and indulgence with low-caloric products
Managing your weight is all about balancing your food intake with your caloric expenditure. Inulin and oligofructose are low caloric ingredients. In combination with their texturising technological properties and sweetness which can be enhanced, this renders them ideal for application to develop products focusing on weight management. Take a look at our video.
Taste & texture
Imagine… Enjoying great tasting foods with low calories
Inulin has a neutral to sweet taste but it can also work as a flavor enhancer. In fact there is a synergetic effect between Frutafit® and Frutalose® and high-intensity sweeteners (HIS), raising the sweetness of food products that feature both inulin or oligofructose and a HIS. Moreover, Frutafit® and Frutalose can also mask the aftertaste of these sweeteners.
Imagine… Improved mineral bioavailability
Calcium and magnesium are essential minerals in our daily diet. They play a major role in building stronger, denser bones early in life and keeping bones healthy and strong in later years. Furthermore calcium is also important for mineralization of teeth and for muscle contraction, and both minerals are essential for many enzymatic reactions in our bodies.
Imagine… Low calories with natural ingredients
Inulin is a healthy food ingredient with a natural origin, the cichory root. The chicory plant has naturally high inulin content in its root. It is therefore an excellent source for the production of inulin. Meet the demands of your customer by developing healthy and tasty products inspired by natural ingredients.