05 Oct 2016 — Nestlé Health Science has revealed a new drink specially designed for people with digestive sensitivities. ProNourish is the first nationally distributed product of its kind designed and marketed specifically to be low in FODMAPs, and will be available in the US.
Sunfiber® R-O, Sunfiber® AG-O and Sunfiber® ST-O are Taiyo’s newest Sunfiber Product releases with organic certification. Sunfiber® is a partially hydrolysed guar gum (PHGG) which is all natural and 100% water soluble. Sunfiber® is a dietary fiber prepared by enzymatic fermentation from Indian Guar Beans. Sunfiber® is tasteless, colorless and odorless. Sunfiber® improves functionality of foods and beverages. Sunfiber® delivers a high dietary fiber content and excellent stability over a wide pH-range, it is highly heat and freeze and thaw stable.
Taiyo Lucid receives a award in India, the “Good Corporate Citizen Award 2015-16” by the Bombay Chamber of Commerce.
The award publicly acknowledges & honors conspicuous achievement by Corporates to improve environmental, social and cultural metrics by way of service to communities and outstanding operational performance. It also recognize businesses that have shown innovation, creativity and sustained commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility.
The Product Sunwic IBS drink powder (Oy Valioravinto Ab) consisting of 100% Sunfiber AG with the brand name Sunwic IBS was awarded product of the year 2017 in Finland by the Finnish Health Product Retailers Association members.
01 Sep 2016 — With less than two years to comply with the new US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) nutrition labeling rule for fiber, countless food, beverage and supplement manufacturers are nervous about their formulas. If the fiber in their product doesn’t meet the new requirements within two years, everything from packaging to advertising may need to change, which is not something that can be done overnight. Those using Sunfiber, however, are confident about moving forward. That’s because the FDA has already confirmed that Sunfiber – partially hydrolyzed guar gum – qualifies as a dietary fiber under its new, more stringent definition.
Taiyo is producing a whole portfolio of nutritional and health ingredients. The TAIYO product portfolio ranges from soluble dietary fibers (Sunfiber) over many different green tea products (Sunphenon, Teavigo, Matcha) to emulsified minerals and Q10 (SunActive Fe, Zn, Q10), Theanine (Suntheanine) and fruit preparations (SunAmla).
Although these ingredients are already for long time available on the market and lots of research has been done already there are still a lot of questions open that the new “Research and Application Competence Centre (Taiyo RACE)” should tackle. The centre will be based in Schwelm at the Office of Taiyo GmbH in Germany coordinating the activities all over Europe.
Over the last 25 years Taiyo has intensively researched its Sunfiber soluble fiber ingredient, which is a proprietary form of partially hydrolysed guar gum (PHGG). More than 150 trials have been performed and published in that time. The studies focussed maintaining healthy blood fat lipids and cholesterol levels, regularity (both constipation and diarrhoea), ameliorating IBS symptoms, promoting satiety aiding in appetite control and others. Now in July 2016 the most recent study was published that was conducted by a team led by Dr Mahendra Kapoor. The study investigated the influence of Sunfiber on metabolic syndrome, specifically among subjects who were already showing signs of glucose intolerance.
Normally any meal that we consume is a combination of many different foods that combine macronutrients such as protein, carbohydrates and fibers with micronutrients such as vitamins or secondary plant components such as polyphenols. So it seems to be natural that the nutrients in such a food matrix influence each other and also can act synergistically on certain parameters such as glucose absorption. It is known already that fibers in a food delay glucose absorption and that polyphenols might inhibit starch-digesting enzymes.