Foslife is the ideal ingredient for added functional and nutritional value in food and beverages while making them tastier and healthy as well as meeting the demand for sugar reduction. FOS in general is demonstrated to offer various benefits compared to that of regular table sugar. More and more scientific evidence is being gathered in support of the health benefits of FOS. Foslife mainly offers the following nutritional and health benefits.
- Source of high-fiber
- No added sugar
- Reduced calories
- Maintains healthy gut
- Has prebiotic effect
- Strengthens bones
- Boosts immunity
- Helps mineral absorption
- Contribute to postprandial glycemia reduction
- Hypolipidemic and hypocholesterolaemic
- Anti diabetic effect
- Anti cancer effect
Healthy Eating, Better Living
Our eating habits directly impact the physical and mental well-being. Therefore, people have become more cautious about what they eat and drink. When it comes to buying, their decisions are mostly influenced by the ingredients list, nutritional claims and their impact on health and functional claims by different brands.
Even though the inclination has shifted towards a healthier lifestyle, for most people, changing their eating habits and staying away from sweet foods is quite difficult. While foods with high sugar are known to negatively impact our health, it is important for food and beverage manufacturers to identify alternate sweeteners which are healthy and offer functional benefits. FOS is one such ingredient that has shown tremendous potential as a functional alternate sweetener. However, the adoption of FOS has been slow due to higher price and supply issues associated with FOS. We have addressed these issues and Foslife is now offered at an affordable price with assured supply owing to the technology strength of Revelations biotech. Foslife opens the gates for paradigm shift away from sugar and towards a healthy future.
Nutritional Features of Foslife
Low Glycemic Index
Low Caloric Value 2 kcal/gr
The trend of reduced consumption is growing rapidly since consumers have become cautious of the negative effects associated with sugary foods. However, they seek sugar-reduced products without having to compromise on the sweet taste and texture. 41% of global consumers are reported to prefer low sugar while buying preserved food.
This consumer preference is in line with the growth of new products in the dairy and bakery sector claiming to have low/reduced/no sugar in recent years. Manufacturers find it challenging to deliver low-sugar products while keeping the taste and texture consistent.
The functional and physical attributes of Foslife support a wide range of food and beverage applications involving sugar reduction while delivering similar sweetness, texture, mouthfeel, flavor, and humectation similar to that of sugar.
Dietary fiber or roughage is that part of the plant food that is indigestible and offers a host of health benefits. Fiber contributes to a healthy digestive system, helps control blood sugar levels and reduces the risk of heart diseases and type 2 diabetes.
A daily dietary fiber intake of 25-38 grams is recommended under professional and government guidelines for healthy well-being. However, a daily busy schedule and poor diet have made it difficult for people to maintain the minimum requirements of fiber intake.
Fiber is one of the main ingredients that consumers look for in their food and beverage products, mainly because it’s easier to consume when it’s included.
Foslife is a soluble sweet-tasting natural prebiotic fiber that enriches your product with daily fiber allowance and supports all kinds of food applications.
Low Glycemic Index
Glycemic index is a measurement system of how rapidly blood sugar increases after carbohydrate-rich foods, such as bread, cereals, rice, pasta, and noodles are consumed. It helps to track your carbohydrate intake and keep your blood sugar levels in check.
High blood sugar levels can lead to serious health problems including obesity, type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and heart diseases. Therefore foods with a low GI value (below 50) that cause a slower rise in blood sugar levels are favored more.
Fructo-oligosaccharides in Foslife have quite a lower glycemic index value preventing sudden blood sugar spikes. Consuming products composed of Foslife can assist in keeping blood glucose levels low.
Low Glycemic Index
Caloric Value Comparison
Keep Your Gut Healthy
We all know how crucial a healthy gut is to maintain the overall health and wellness of the body. Our gut is home to several beneficial bacteria which are essential for intestinal health, absorbing nutrients, producing vitamins, and short-chain fatty acids. The good bacteria are also imperative to boost immunity and act as the first line of defense against pathogens.
Maintaining a healthy digestive system is, therefore, becoming a new lifestyle approach for consumers. Therefore companies are extensively looking for products that promote digestive health.
Research shows that fructooligosaccharides while being low in calories and non-digestible, can act as ideal prebiotic to improve gut microbiota and overall gut health. With its short-chain composition, FOS can be rapidly fermented by the beneficial bacteria in the gut. FOS is shown to boost the growth of probiotics and synthesis of a variety of vitamins and beneficial secondary metabolites.
Boost Product Quality With Foslife
Apart from its health and nutritional benefits, Foslife provides a wide range of technical benefits to improve the sensory and product formulation.
Foslife is a tasty soluble fiber that can be easily used for a wide range of applications, allowing you to produce much healthier, sugar-reduced, and fiber-enriched products.
Product attributes of Foslife
Clean sweet taste
~70% sweetening power
High temp. stability (pH>4)
Excellent binding properties
Rheological properties similar to sucrose
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