Fibersym® RW and FiberRite® RW Dietary Fibers Receive Low FODMAP Certification from Monash University
FODMAP refers to fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols, which are short-chain carbohydrates that are not completely digested or absorbed in the small intestine. When they pass into the large intestine, they are rapidly fermented by gut bacteria and produce gas, causing abdominal discomfort and other gastrointestinal symptoms. However, both Fibersym and FiberRite will now carry the official
The certification recognizes products and ingredients that are low in these non-digestible, rapidly fermentable short-chain carbohydrates that can cause digestive issues for people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Researchers led by
“Recognition of Fibersym and FiberRite as low FODMAP ingredients is additional affirmation of their usefulness in products aimed at health-conscious consumers. We are pleased that these two proven dietary fiber sources can now be used to help our customers formulate food products that promote digestive health,” said vice president of Ingredients Sales and Marketing
“This certification is another outstanding win for Fibersym and FiberRite to add to last year’s FDA recognition as a dietary fiber source under the new Nutrition Facts labeling regulations. Both products can boost fiber, lower calories, reduce available (net) carbohydrates, and promote beneficial physiological effects including digestive wellness,” Maningat said.
Fibersym is a granular RS4 wheat starch that delivers a minimum total dietary fiber of 90% (dry basis). The fiber exists primarily as insoluble fiber. It can be formulated in a wide array of foods with minimal processing adjustments. Fibersym possesses a clean flavor, smooth texture and white appearance and has low water-holding properties. Applications for Fibersym include bread, pizza crust, flour tortillas, pasta and noodles, cookies, English muffins, breakfast cereals, pastries and bakery mixes.
FiberRite is the cooked version of Fibersym with a minimum total dietary fiber of 75% (dry basis). It delivers both nutritional and functional benefits in many food products, including fiber fortification, fat replacement and calorie reduction.
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