Trends, ingredients, products and formulation strategies for fiber-fortified foods using soluble and insoluble dietary fiber ingredients like cellulose, grains, inulin, psyllium, resistant starch and others.
Formulation friendly insoluble resistant starches enable manufactures to add fiber to foods with little to no impact on product texture, flavor and color
October 7, 2016
Ingredion Incorporated announced the launch of a new line of low cost-in-use dietary fibers for manufactures wanting to easily add fiber to foods–the VERSAFIBE dietary fiber series–for fiber fortification and calorie reduction in pastas, baked goods and extruded products with little to no impact on product texture, flavor and color.
In today’s food marketplace, bakers and snack manufacturers are navigating through the ever-evolving consumer awareness of better-for-you options. Digestive health. Less sugar. Fewer calories. Cleaner labels. The list goes on and on.
Multiple prevailing trends at the consumer and regulatory levels will factor into the business concerns of the bakery industry over the coming year. These include product-development dynamics like non-GMO, nutritional labeling, transparency and food safety—all of which have the potential to positively influence overall shopper perceptions related to bread and the other baked goods that play a part of dietary patterns.
During research and development, bakers and snack producers face formulation hurdles on a daily basis. Luckily, functional ingredients like fats, oils, dough conditioners and egg replacers can help them solve a host of common challenges.