Public health authorities, health professionals, the food and drink industry, and many consumers are united in their concerns: the issue can’t be sugar-coated anymore. Many aspects of our modern lifestyle, are leading to an epidemic of ill health across the world. Escalating levels of obesity, type 2 diabetes and other non-communicable diseases, are fueled by unhealthy diets and other lifestyle factors.
One very important ingredient in this is sugar - adults and children in many countries simply consume too much. Various solutions to reduce the sugar content of food are available.
Sensus has explored the issues involved in sugar reduction in food and options that can offer additional health benefits. Chicory root fiber, also called inulin, is an ingredient that is not only excellent for sugar reduction, but also has proven health benefits, as it boosts the fiber content of products and lowers glycemic response.
Chicory root fiber is a dietary fiber that provides natural sweetness. It enables significant sugar reduction in food products, increases fiber content and enhances taste. It is an ideal ingredient for food manufacturers looking for a natural, clean-label solution to create healthier foods with less sugar and fat, but no compromise on quality and texture.
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