Ingredion has launched a dietary fiber in the US called Novelose 3490. The fiber, which originally launched in the Asia Pacific region, is certified Low FODMAP. The ingredient, along with its certified claim, enables food manufacturers to develop high-fiber bakery and snack products that satisfy consumer demand for digestive wellness. “Dietary fibers continue to play an important role in digestive… Read more »
At the same time, consumers today have access to a wealth of information to understand the causes of chronic diseases and how to prevent them. This is driving them to take a more active role in their health, starting with their diets. In Nielsen’s Global Health and Ingredient-Sentiment Survey, 70 percent of global respondents say they actively make dietary choices… Read more »
The American Bakers Association (ABA) says that the current definition of dietary fiber is not practical or workable and requests that FDA reconsider its definition.
With the claims situation becoming more difficult, companies are focusing on the use of specific ingredients, such as wholegrains and fiber, which may already be linked with digestive health in consumers’ minds.
Governments and consumer organizations are continuously advocating further reductions of sugar, fat or salt in food and beverage products. For example, the UK Food Standards Agency has announced even more challenging 2017 salt targets. Consumers are continuing to be more interested in healthier formulations.
A new study shows that to eat hardly a little more fiber would have a great impact in the reduction of the size of belt of the young people in the United States.