Visitors to Food Matters Live 2016 can find out the very latest information on the value of chicory root fibre, also known as inulin or oligofructose. This ingredients is sourced from natural chicory roots and has significant, scientifically-proven health benefits. As a natural sweetener, it reduces the amount of processed sugar and fat within food products, and promotes healthy blood glucose, which can help improve blood sugar management.
A new EU regulation on health claims for non-digestible carbohydrates in improving Glycemic Response has now been made official. The new legislation was passed by the EU Commission on May 30th 2016.
The new health claim confirms that chicory root fiber contributes to better blood glucose management, as it supports a lower rise in blood glucose response. Scientific evidence jointly submitted to the EU’s European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) by Sensus and other chicory root fiber manufacturers prompted the change in regulation.
Food- and beverage products containing chicory root fiber instead of sugars induce a lower blood glucose rise after consumption, compared to sugar-containing foods and drinks. Now that the claim has been approved, food manufacturers have the opportunity to communicate general health-related claims on products made with chicory root fiber, such as “Keeping your blood sugar low” or “More balanced blood glucose rise”.
“Chicory root fibre is becoming increasingly recognised as an ingredient that will have a great impact on the future of our industry and can ultimately benefit the health of consumers worldwide,” said Michiel. “It is ideal for food manufacturers looking for a natural, clean-label solution to create healthier foods with less sugar and fat, but no compromise on quality and texture, and with resultant products that often taste better than the original!”
Chicory root fibre by Sensus is also referenced in the recent article “An Upward Trend on Nutra Formulations in Health and Wellness Expenditure” by Stephen Herring (Brenntag UK & Ireland Technical Business Development Manager) in Nutraceuticals Now – available to download here.
Both Sensus and Brenntag will be exhibiting at Food Matters Live - to share ideas about sugar reduction or the blood glucose health claim visit www.inspiredbyinulin.com or contact Brenntag team on email@example.com .