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!