Dietary fiber has come a long way since the days it was almost exclusively associated with whole wheat and prunes. The International Food and Information Council shows in its annual survey that consumers are increasingly looking for fiber and whole grains on product labels. As Americans started to pay more attention to the amount of fiber in their daily diets, a large variety and diversity of types emerged in the marketplace.
Newer fiber materials, both soluble and insoluble, provide benefits beyond the traditional fiber concepts of basic digestive health such as bland taste, nutrition, ease of use or calorie reduction.
Water-soluble fiber serves a variety of functions such as viscosity enhancement, emulsion stabilization and freeze/thaw protection. Certain fibers can help increase satiety and prebiotic fibers can help boost gut health. Insoluble fibers are well known to aid in gut health as they can provide a laxative effect to help eliminate constipation and add bulk to one’s diet.
Nutraceutical formulators need to consider the entire product’s taste, color, aroma and texture to balance these factors alongside any fiber addition. An “invisible fiber” will provide excellent dissolution and taste characteristics, blend easily into formulation and supply the benefits of nutrition without having to sacrifice taste or mouthfeel.
Whatever the intended use of the fiber, Batory Nutra has worked to build close vendor relationships to supply a high level of quality and reliability for all of your ingredient choices. We strive to offer a good range of fiber types to suit your nutraceutical needs. Whatever the application and functional need, dietary supplement manufacturers can be confident of Batory Nutra’s expertise with fiber ingredients.
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