What’s New!: Focus on high fiber ingredients
Want to know what new products/services will be featured at this summer’s IFT 2011 Food Expo? Hundreds of new products and services will be identified with an attention-grabbing yellow What’s New! logo. Here we take a look at some ingredients that can add fiber to your formulations:
- ConAgra Mill’s (booth 5029) Eagle Mills Gluten-Free Multigrain Flour Blend features five Ancient Grain flours—amaranth, millet, quinoa, sorghum, and teff—in addition to brown rice, whole grain corn flour, corn starch, tapioca flour, and rice flour. Each serving delivers 15 g of whole grain and 6 g of fiber in addition to healthful vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
- Grain Processing Corp.’s (booth 7239) TruBran Corn Bran delivers a high level of dietary fiber and can be incorporated into a variety of applications such as nutritional bars and beverages, snacks, cereals, baked goods, and other fiber-fortified foods. TruBran corn bran is a golden brown fiber made from 100% yellow corn. It contains a minimum of 75% total dietary fiber and is specially processed for added stability.
- Lallemand/Macco’s (booth 8447) Engevita D is a naturally occurring vitamin D rich inactive yeast. Engevita D provides a dependable source of vitamin D for a broad number of applications. Bio-Engevita is a mild tasting organic inactive yeast. Bio-Engevita provides a natural source of fiber (Glucans and Mannan-oligosaccharides) and readily assimilated high quality proteins.
- Medallion Laboratories’ (booth 6047) dietary fiber, total, soluble, and insoluble CODEX Definition Assay measures the total dietary fiber as well as the soluble and insoluble fiber portions including resistant starch and non-digestible oligosaccharides as defined by the CODEX Alimentarius.
- S&P Marketing Inc.’s (booth 4807) Prickly Pear Quencher is an all-natural, prickly pear and lime beverage that is 100% sweetened naturally by fruit. Prickly pear is high in fiber and soluble fiber and rich in antioxidants, including vitamin C, betalains, and quercetin. It is also a good source of magnesium and is low in fat and calories compared with other, more common, plant-derived ingredients, as well as being a dietary source of taurine.
- Sensus America Inc.’s (booth 4139) Frutalose SF75 is a low-calorie, all-natural sweetener, specifically designed to help manufacturers reduce sugar in their products. The product delivers 65% the sweetness of sugar at 2 kcal/g. In addition, it contains 75% soluble, dietary fiber. Functionally, this all-natural ingredient behaves very similarly to HFCS, making it easy to formulate with.
- SilverMill/Steensma’s (booth 8040) toasted chiplet coconut is a suitable ingredient for cereal bars. The very low water activity is useful and mitigates the effects of high moisture ingredients like raisins and dried fruit. Toasted Chiplet is high in dietary fiber at 12.3%.
- SunOpta Fruit Group’s (booth 7421) frozen garden green garbanzo beans are high in fiber, offering 20% of your daily requirement per serving. Naturally low in fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. They can be served with entrees, added to salad and pasta, pureed for dips, spreads, or soups, and eaten by themselves seasoned or plain.
- Watson Inc.’s (7339) micronized corn bran WT-11867B has been developed for use in grain-based products where high fiber claims are desired, along with smooth textural properties and bland flavor contribution. Watson uses proprietary equipment to grind and classify bran fractions into colloidal particle dimensions with an average particle size of 1.25 microns. The result is low water retention and virtually no organoleptic perception of bran particles. Corn bran is high in dietary fiber (compared to other cereal brans) and has no allergenic attributes. Micronization of corn bran brings the particle size down to a dimension where use in fine textured snacks and even beverages are now possible.