Our business is about contributing to good nutrition, with the ultimate goal to keep people healthy. We are fully aware of the responsibility this entails and use all our expertise to ensure our products and services enable you to develop even better human and animal nutrition. Alongside our expertise, our global organisational structure allows us to comprehensively support our customers – wherever they are located in the world.

A global organisational structure

BENEO is part of the Südzucker Group – one of the leading food producers in Europe. Our organisation is represented in more than 75 countries around the world. 1000 employees in seven offices and five production sites, which are located in Belgium, Germany, Italy and Chile ensure that you can always rely on the consistently-high quality of our food ingredients and services.

Connecting nutrition and health. Naturally, with functional ingredients.

BENEO supplies functional ingredients derived from the chicory root, sugar beet, rice and wheat in support of food and drinks with additional health and technical benefits. Our functional fibres, carbohydrates, protein and rice ingredients improve taste and texture  in a broad range of applications: dairy, confectionery, bakery, cereals, baby food, vegetables, meat, soups, sauces and beverages. In addition, they help reduce fat, sugar, artificial ingredients, improve digestive, bone and dental health, energy and weight management and/or mental & physical performance and enrich them in fibre or proteins.

Functional proteins

BENEO’s non-GMO, functional wheat and rice proteins possess excellent binding capacities, process stability and a neutral taste. They have a high nutritional value and can be applied to meat substitutes, bakery foods and many other applications.

Functional fibres

BENEO’s highly-soluble functional fibres, Orafti® Inulin and Oligofructose, extracted from the chicory root, possess a natural sweetness. They improve digestive health and calcium absorption, in addition to inducing smoother blood sugar levels.

Functional carbohydrates

BENEO’s functional carbohydrates, ISOMALT and Palatinose™ are ideal ingredients with a balancing effect on blood sugar levels.

  • ISOMALT is a non-cariogenic, low-glycaemic and low-caloric sugar replacer derived from sugar beet. It replaces sugar on a 1:1 ratio, with its low-hygroscopic it increases shelf life and brings out flavours and colours in sugar-free hard-boiled candy.
  • Palatinose™ (isomaltulose) is a more slowly released carbohydrate derived from the sugar beet. It provides its full carbohydrate energy (4kcal/g) in a sustained way and helps to improve fat oxidation during physical activity. In addition to being non-cariogenic and non-hygroscopic, it also guarantees stable osmolality in beverages and is non-hygroscopic.

Speciality rice ingredients

BENEO’s rice ingredients help to address the rising demand for clean label, organic, gluten- and lactose-free and hypoallergenic products. They help improve the mouthfeel, texture, shelf-life and colour of products and in specific low(er) fat foods.