Fibre

Understanding Fibre

Taste is a number one purchase motivator for most global consumers, so we make sure our fibres have a clean taste as well as a neutral colour. They can also be easily blended into food and beverages to provide key functional benefits such as mouthfeel in beverages and binding cohesion in bars. As well as supporting gut and digestive health, our portfolio of fibres offers fat, sugar and calorie reduction, lower glycemic response, exceptional digestive tolerance and cholesterol management.

We work in partnership with you to respond to consumers’ changing tastes. From creating a new line of products to reformulating an existing line or launching a line extension, we can help you formulate the perfect product.

 

 

Kavita Karnik
Changing lifestyles and increased life expectancy are leading to an increased awareness of the importance of fibre in the diet.
Kavita Karnik PhD
VP of Nutrition and Open Innovation

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We offer soluble fibres that provide exceptional taste, colour and texture, and ease of use across diverse bakery applications. They can also help to promote a selection of nutrition benefits, and some are often used in “no sugar added” and “sugar-free” baked goods.

The neutral taste and added benefits of our fibres are ideal for beverage manufacturers looking to increase brand appeal and expand in the health-drink category. If you’re looking to improve body, mouthfeel and texture in sugar reduced products, we can provide you with the right solutions.

Our portfolio of fibres can help you create delicious and creamy dairy products that consumers will love; from prebiotic and bone health benefits to a creamy mouthfeel and smooth texture in reduced-fat dairy products, the possibilities are vast.

Clean on taste and neutral in colour, our fibre portfolio can be used to help you create enriched, vegan, clean- label and reduced-fat/calorie products.

Our fibres can be applied across a variety of your formulations. Their clean taste and texture and neutral colour are ideal for use in a range of soups, sauces and dressings.

STA-LITE® Polydextrose is an easy-to-use soluble fibre that imparts little to no colour or off flavour. It provides the mouthfeel and texture of sugar, making it an ideal alternative in products that offer reduced sugar and calories. STA-LITE® Polydextrose his low calorie and provides process and acid stability. STA-LITE® Polydextrose has excellent digestive tolerance and helps to promote a lower rise in post-meal blood glucose when it replaces sugars in foods and beverages.

PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre is a corn based soluble fibre with over two times the digestive tolerance of inulin, reducing the possibility of digestive discomfort and increasing consumer satisfaction. Its high fibre content makes PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre ideal for use at lower inclusion levels to reach nutritional targets while ensuring consumer acceptance and comfort. PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre is an excellent choice for adding back the bulk and viscosity of nutritive sweeteners in reduced sugar products, enabling manufacturers to improve viscosity and mouthfeel.

PromOat® Beta Glucan is a soluble oat bran fibre, extracted from wholegrain oats without the use of chemicals. PromOat® Beta Glucan is a source of beta glucan, the dietary fibre in oat bran that provides important functional and health benefits. In the body, oat beta glucan helps to maintain healthy blood cholesterol levels. PromOat® Beta Glucan can give consumers access to heart-healthy foods and beverages. Its beta glucan content is as high as 32%, which makes it easy to achieve daily dosages required for specific health benefit claims. It is a versatile functional ingredient, appealing to consumers and manufacturers alike.

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Fibre FAQs

According to research, (Qualtrics, Fibre study for Tate & Lyle, 2016, 11 countries, 800 adults per country), 55% of consumers want to reduce sugar in their diet and 52% want to consume more fibre. Tate & Lyle’s portfolio of fibres enables food and beverage manufacturers to address both of these consumer needs while maintaining taste and texture.

Tate & Lyle fibres provide a variety of consumer desired nutrition and health benefits including digestive health, weight management through calorie reduction and/or satiety, beneficial glycemic response, enhanced calcium absorption - important for bone health, prebiotic effects and healthy cholesterol management. Tate & Lyle’s nutrition scientists will be happy to share the science behind these benefits and the Regulatory team can advise on local requirements for specific claims.

Another ever-evolving consumer trend is the desire for a clean label. Clean label means different things to different consumers including easy to recognize and pronounce ingredients, or free from gluten, GMOs and allergens. Tate & Lyle would like to better understand your clean label requirements and discuss which of our fibre(s) best addresses those needs.

All Tate & Lyle fibres provide meaningful consumer, health and functionality benefits, and PromOat® Beta Glucan and PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre also have meaningful benefits that other fibres do not. For example, PromOat®, the heart healthy, natural soluble fibre with the consumer appeal of oats, has a beta glucan content of at least 32%, which is higher than another leading oat beta glucan. This makes it easier to reach the needed amount of beta glucan per serving for a cholesterol-related claim. And PromOat® has superior solubility enabling its use even in certain beverages such as smoothies and dairy alternatives.

PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre, the consumer friendly fibre, has several important benefits over inulin and FOS including superior digestive tolerance, clarity and process and shelf stability.

The definition of “prebiotic” has recently changed. According to the definition that was recently adopted by ISAPP (International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics), a prebiotic is selectively used by the gut microorganisms in a way that directly results in a health benefit.

The previous definition was not linked to a health benefit. It simply involved an increase in the number of beneficial microorganisms (i.e. strains of Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria) compared to the number of detrimental microorganisms in the gut.

Tate & Lyle has a variety of dietary fibres with proven physiological benefits including prebiotic effects.

  • Different countries, including the EU, have not yet authorized prebiotic claims. But where allowed, PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre meets the new definition because it is selectively used by the gut microbiome and, most likely because of a reduction in the gut pH, causes an increase in calcium absorption, which is important for bone health.
  • Tate & Lyle’s STA-LITE® Polydextrose resists digestion, is fermented in the large intestine by gut microbiota and has the physiological effects of dietary fibre such as laxation and satiety effects. Polydextrose has previously been associated with increased prebiotic activity and is most likely still considered a prebiotic, but further review is needed in light of the new definition.
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