Decades of research have shown that diets higher in fibre are associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease and diabetes,(1,2) as well as gut health and healthy digestion.(3) This finding has prompted consumers to be more conscious of food and beverage products containing fibre. Nearly 55% of consumers in the UK are actively trying to include fibre in their diet,(4) and globally, 56% of consumers say they want more fibre in their diet.(5) Demand is growing in the world's most populous developing countries, especially those with aging populations.(6)
Food and beverage manufacturers strive to meet these demands with fibre-enriched food and beverage products, to make it easier for people to increase consumption of dietary fibre; but selecting the right fibre ingredient for food and beverage applications can be a challenge.
Tate & Lyle makes that difficult task easier, with a unique fibre portfolio with diverse benefits:
Tate & Lyle's global team of experts work as an extension of your team, to find the fibre solution that meets your unique needs.
Manufacturers are challenged to deliver the enhanced nutrition benefits of fibre that consumers demand without impacting consumer acceptance. They need to be mindful of taste, texture and digestive tolerance.
PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre has excellent digestive tolerance and provides over two times the digestive tolerance of inulin.(9) Research shows that up to 65g per day of PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre can be consumed without discomfort, which helps consumers reach their recommended daily intake of fibre. PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre is completely soluble in water, has a neutral taste and doesn't impact texture. This ingredient delivers exceptional process stability, so there's no need to compensate for fibre loss caused by high heat and shear during processing or storage.
"PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre won the 'Innovation of the Year' award when first introduced," said Andy Hoffman, director, Wellness Product Development at Tate & Lyle. "This ingredient was recognised in this way because it can be used in such a variety of food products, from cereals and jams to soups and children's juices; or it can even be sprinkled on foods. And it has the added advantage of enhancing calcium absorption."(10)
PromOat® Beta Glucan is the natural soluble fibre from oats. Oat beta glucan qualifies for the EFSA/EU health claims for lowering blood cholesterol and reducing post-prandial glycaemic response(11).
PromOat® Beta Glucan exhibits superior solubility(12) without compromising consumer acceptance of taste and texture. It delivers a clean taste without grittiness, offering excellent performance in a broad range of products. It helps rebalance fat and calorie content, creating a smooth texture and rich, indulgent mouthfeel in reduced-fat products.
With a beta glucan content as high as 35%, PromOat® Beta Glucan makes it easy to achieve the daily dosages required for health-benefit claims.
Worldwide obesity has doubled since 1980. In the UK, 67% of men and 57% of women are obese,(13) and according to a report by the World Health Organization, in 2014 more than 11% of men and 15% of women aged 18 years or older were obese.(14) Manufacturers challenged with lowering calories and sugar should consider STA-LITE® Polydextrose. It is an effective sugar replacer and an excellent low-calorie bulking agent, which makes it ideal for low-calorie formulations.
STA-LITE® Polydextrose, as a replacement for sugar, helps to promote a reduced blood-glucose rise after consumption, compared to sugar-containing foods and drinks.(15) It is often used in foods and beverages labelled as 'no sugar added' or 'sugar free'.
"When you remove sugar from food to make a reduced-calorie product, you can replace the sweetness with a high-potency sweetener like TASTEVA® Stevia Sweetener or SPLENDA® Sucralose, but something is needed to add back the texture that sugar provides," said Hoffman. "STA-LITE® Polydextrose is a great choice to fill this need."
Tate & Lyle's portfolio approach to fibres gives manufacturers the option to improve the nutrition of food through the choice of many ingredients.
"Having a diverse toolkit containing both fibres and sweeteners really enables manufacturers to make great-tasting food, whilst comprehensively addressing sugar and calorie reduction," said Hoffman. "That is one of Tate & Lyle's strengths. It's not just about formulating with fibres or sweeteners in isolation, but about making extraordinary food with improved nutrition, by using our ingredients together."
To learn more about Tate & Lyle fibres, please visit www.tateandlylefibres.com.
1 European Food Information Council, 'Dietary fibre - what's its role in a healthy diet?', http://www.eufic.org/article/en/nutrition/fibre/artid/dietary-fibre-role-healthy-diet/ (accessed 12 October 2015).
2 Institute of Medicine, Food and Nutrition Board. Dietary Reference Intakes: Energy, Carbohydrates, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein and Amino Acids. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2002/2005.
4 GfK Roper Reports, 2010; 36,183 global participants: Here is a list of food types. For each, please indicate whether you try to actively include it in your diet, you try to minimise or avoid it, or you are not concerned about it. E. Foods that are high in fibre.
6 Natural Marketing Institute Health and Wellness Trend Survey Compendium, 2013.
7 Up to 65g of PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre per day is well tolerated; this is more than twice the daily amount of inulin that is typically well tolerated amongst generally healthy adults: Housez B et al., 'Evaluation of digestive tolerance of a soluble corn fibre'. J Hum Nutr Diet 2012, 25:488. Grabitske HA, Slavin JL, 'Gastrointestinal effects of low-digestible carbohydrates'. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 2009, 49:327.
8 Among leading oat beta glucan suppliers.
9 Up to 65g of PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre per day is well tolerated; this is more than twice the daily amount of inulin that is typically well tolerated among generally healthy adults: Housez B et al., 'Evaluation of digestive tolerance of a soluble corn fibre'. J Hum Nutr Diet 2012, 25:488. Grabitske HA, Slavin JL, 'Gastrointestinal effects of low-digestible carbohydrates'. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 2009, 49:327.
10 Whisner CM, Martin BR, Nakatsu CH, McCabe GP, McCabe LD, Peacock M and Weaver CM. Soluble maize fibre affects short-term calcium absorption in adolescent boys and girls: a randomised controlled trial using dual stable isotopic tracers. Br J Nutr 2014, 112:446-456.
11 Regulations on claims and labelling vary by country. Please consult your regulatory department.
12 Among leading oat beta glucan suppliers.
13 2013 Global Burden of Disease Study, Lancet medical journal, http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)60460-8/abstract (accessed 12 October 2015).
14 World Health Organization, Global Status Report on Noncommunicable Diseases 2014, http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/148114/1/9789241564854_eng.pdf (accessed 12 October 2015).
15 Regulations on claims and labelling vary by country. Please consult your regulatory department. SPLENDA® is a trademark of Heartland Consumer Products LLC.