Get to know Sunfiber®.

Our most powerful versatile natural fiber.

Invisible fiber. Visible benefits.

The 100% natural soluble fiber for added-value foods, beverages and dietary supplements

When it comes to choosing the right soluble fiber to fortify foods and make a “natural dietary fiber,” there are three key criteria to consider 

  • Natural origin is an important consumer consideration for current and future market potential. 
  • The dietary fiber must gently support an often out-of-balance digestive system without causing discomfort. 
  • The quality must be independently confirmed and backed by science. 

 

100% water soluble fiber

Sunfiber® is a 100% water soluble fiber derived from the Indian guar bean (Galactomannan)While preserving its high fiber content, the guar gum is enzymatically fragmented into smaller, more soluble and digestible low-viscosity units (partially hydrolyzed guar gum or PHGG). Taiyo with its Sunfiber® is the only manufacturer of this gentle fiber.

Positive effects for digestive system

More than 150 scientific studies have shown the positive effects of Sunfiber®, such as stimulating the growth of beneficial Bifidobacteria and improving symptoms of constipation and diarrhea. 
In this context, it’s good to know that Sunfiber® is the first Monash University Low FODMAP Certified™ fiber. It can even help people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) — who can’t tolerate fermentable single, double and multiple sugars and/or polyvalent sugar alcohols and sugar substitutes — to meet their nutritional needs.  

This is also true for the elderly, for whom the consumption of whole grain products is often difficult, but also need to follow a balanced fiber diet. Moreover, Sunfiber® is clinically proven* to lower the glycemic index, improve mineral absorption and increase satiety, which makes it a perfect ingredient to support weight management!  

>150

scientific studies with Sunfiber®

79%

of global consumers are trying to improve their diet¹

57%

of global consumers are becoming more concerned about their digestive health¹

70-100 calories

reduced energy intake of
the next meal after consuming of Sunfiber-containing beverages.²

Leverage the power of Sunfiber® to create exceptional functional products that support your brand.
It works.

Natural Source

Nutritional Values

Scientific Support

Technical Properties

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Did you know that two thirds of the immune system is located in the intestinal tract and that fiber intake can affect your health?

In 2019, an extensive meta-study examined the links between diet-related diseases, fiber intake and fiber quantity and quality. The evaluations suggest a direct relationship between high fiber intake and a decrease in all-cause mortality, cardiovascular-related mortality, coronary heart disease, stroke, type two diabetes and of colorectal cancer. In addition, when comparing fiber intakes, clinical studies show that high levels of consumption significantly lower body weight, lower systolic blood pressure and result in better total cholesterol levels.

Risk reduction was greatest when the daily dietary fiber intake was 25–29 g. Data suggest even better risk reduction with higher fiber consumption than 29 g/day. According to the researchers, the dose-response evidence suggests that the relationships with various non-communicable diseases could be causal.

The series of systematic reviews and a meta-analysis was undertaken by Reynolds et al. from the University of Otago, New Zealand. More information can be found here [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31809-9].

Discover the benefits of Sunfiber®

Elderly

Elderly people often have difficulty swallowing, can’t chew whole grain products and/or produce enough saliva. A fiber-enhanced soup offers numerous advantages:

  • convenient to prepare
  • easy to swallow
  • budget-friendly

Hybrid drinks

Hybrid Drinks combine with functional benefits of Sunfiber® with a thirst quencher, which

  • is 100% water soluble fiber, taste-free and colorless
  • adds nutritional benefits to an “unhealthy” drink
  • provides a wide range of new nutritional combinations

Weight management

A bonus for athletes is that the short-chain fatty acids produced by the bacterial fermentation of Sunfiber® in the intestines provide the body with energy. Sunfiber®

  • contributes to stabilized blood glucose levels
  • slows down and reduces the absorption of fat, cholesterol and sugar
  • is clinically proven to lower the glycemic index and lowers after-meal blood glucose levels by 20% (health claim in Canada)

Snacks

Healthy snacks, especially protein-rich bars that are designed to satisfy hunger pangs provide nutritional benefits, have been in vogue for years.

  • Sunfiber® adds nutritional value to an “unhealthy” snack

Digestion

Sunfiber® was the first Monash University (#48 in Best Global Universities) Low FODMAP Certified™ fiber under their therapeutic ingredient program, making it suitable for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

  • very slow fermentation rate compared with other dietary fibers
  • no painful gas, cramping or discomfort
  • improves both occasional constipation and diarrhea
  • suitable for various applications

Technical additive

Labeled as a water-soluble bean fiber, Sunfiber® can be used as to replace certain ingredients or enhance end-product properties. Possible applications include

  • carrier-free drying agent to replace maltodextrin in juices
  • carrier-free bulking agent to reduce hygroscopicity and lumping
  • starch, fat or carbohydrate replacer in food and dairy products
  • separating agent

Bakery

Sunfiber® can be used to reduce 20–33% of the starch-containing flour in bakery products and powder blends. It delivers a high dietary fiber content and excellent stability over a wide pH range. Plus, it is highly heat and freeze and thaw stable. Applications include

  • high-fiber baked goods such as bread and rolls
  • frozen convenience products
  • baking mixes and cup dishes

Dietary supplements

As a valuable standalone ingredient, Sunfiber® dissolves quickly in beverages to produce a clear solution. It can be added to cooking, baking and smoothie recipes, as well as hot or cold bowls. Sunfiber® can also be used as a technical additive in oral solid dosage forms. Applications include

  • tablets, capsules
  • ready to use powders in jars, stickpacks
  • ingredient in blends

Dairy products

In dairy products such as yoghurt drinks, Sunfiber® can be used to reduce the sugar content by 30%. Plus, an EFSA nutritional claim for fiber content can be used. Enriching applications include

  • yoghurts, buttermilk and other true milk applications
  • plant-based drinks, yoghurts and puddings
  • protein shakes

Taiyo, a pioneer in the research, development and production of functional ingredients,
helps you to achieve your natural functional product goals 

Together we bring fiber concepts to life. 

Learn more about
our latest concepts

Sticks & Jars

Vegan Protein Shake

Soft Drinks

A powder for direct consumption in beverages, smoothies, cereals and more 

  • pure, additive-free 
  • dissolves fast to produce a clear solution 
  • no effect on taste or texture 

Concept contains highly digestible vegan proteins, Sunfiber®, highly bioavailable Q10 and raw coffee powder for the long-lasting release of natural caffeine. 

  • contains essential amino acids 
  • high in vitamins, minerals and trace elements 
  • improves the absorption of minerals 
  • allergen- and soy-free 

Concept mimics the taste and mouthfeel of the sugar-sweetened original  

  • natural, sugar-like profile 
  • no aftertaste 
  • calorie-free pleasure 
  • reduces the energy intake of the next meal by 70–100 calories.² 

Sticks & Jars

A powder for direct consumption in beverages, smoothies, cereals and more 

  • pure, additive-free 
  • dissolves fast to produce a clear solution 
  • no effect on taste or texture 

Vegan Protein Shake

Concept contains highly digestible vegan proteins, Sunfiber®, highly bioavailable Q10 and raw coffee powder for the long-lasting release of natural caffeine. 

  • contains essential amino acids 
  • high in vitamins, minerals and trace elements 
  • improves the absorption of minerals 
  • allergen- and soy-free 

Soft Drinks

Concept mimics the taste and mouthfeel of the sugar-sweetened original  

  • natural, sugar-like profile 
  • no aftertaste 
  • calorie-free pleasure 
  • reduces the energy intake of the next meal by 70–100 calories.* 
Sunfiber® information

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This website is intended for industry professionals only. We do not sell consumer products. These statements have not been evaluated by EFSA and are not intended to diagnose or treat any disease. 

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¹Source: FMCG Gurus, Top Ten Trends for 2021, M&R Insights LTD, 12/2020.

²Park S. et al. Effect of a beverage containing partially hydrolyzed guar gum on satiety and energy intake in healthy volunteers. Obes Facts Vol 5 (suppl 1):1-280, pp52, Poster 191 (2012).

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