Among latest additions to Taiyo’s product lines are special Sunfiber variants, suitable as prebiotic dietary fibre enrichments for baby food, pet food and other applications such as fortified gummies or bakery products.
Also at Fi Europe the company will present health-promoting green tea catechins from the Sunphenon range which will show how Vegemeat can allow for a protein-rich meat alternative based on grained pea protein.
Sunfiber is produced from the guar bean which promotes the activity and multiplication of beneficial probiotics in the gastro-intestinal tract. All variants of Sunfiber decrease the glycemic index of food products, which helps to stabilise blood sugar levels. It is characterised by its low viscosity which suits technological requirements. It makes baked goods crispier and fluffier, and is suitable for use in the fruit gummies.
Green tea catechins whose health-promoting properties differ depending on the catechin: Sunphenon XLB can be used in oral hygiene and disinfectant products, while Suphenon EC is a myostatin blocker which can contribute positively to muscle growth. The Sunphenon EGC variant is an amylase and glucosidase blocker that can have health-promoting effects.
“Consumers are increasingly questioning a product’s ingredients and looking for natural and plant-based alternatives with added health benefits,” said Dr. Stefan Siebrecht, Managing Director of Taiyo’s German subsidiary. “Taiyo is therefore presenting innovative solutions and products that enable the industry to meet these demands.”
Taiyo will be presented at Fi Europe by their employees which will be on hand to answer technological questions on specific products made from its growing portfolio of ingredients.
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