Ingredient Snapshot: SunCran Naturelle, an all-natural premium branded formula made with Fruit d’Or Cran Naturelle cranberry juice powder and Sunfiber, is now a Monash University Low FODMAP Certified product.
FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligo-saccharides, Disaccharides, Mono-saccharides and Polyols) are a group of dietary sugars which are poorly absorbed in the small intestine. They are known to cause gas-related pain, intestinal distention and constipation and/or diarrhea in people suffering from functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Low FODMAP foods and ingredients help to reduce these symptoms.
Because many high-fiber foods are also high in FODMAPs, people with FGID and IBS typically have difficulty meeting the recommended daily intake of 25 to 38 grams of fiber in their diets. That means they may not get enough soluble fiber which is essential to gut health and regularity. Even more problematic, many of the short chain dietary fibers such as inulin, wheat and corn dextrin, and IMOs are high-FODMAP fibers and should be avoided by those looking to minimize FODMAPs in their diet.
To alleviate symptoms, Monash University developed a Low FODMAP diet to help people manage FGID and IBS, and offers two certification programs that translate the science of low FODMAP diet into practice. Beginning with Sunfiber, Monash University established a certification program for therapeutic ingredients, and has now confirmed that SunCran Naturelle meets the low FODMAP criteria.
“We are pleased that Monash certified SunCran Naturelle under its new therapeutic ingredient program,” comments Scott Smith, vice president of Taiyo International. “This is an example of how Taiyo International is assisting its customers with achieving and using its Sunfiber low-FODMAP certification in collaboration with Monash University.”
SunCran Naturelle is a 100 percent natural organic soluble cranberry powder with a 12:1 ratio of whole fruit to juice powder and standardized levels of soluble proanthocyanidins (PACs). Sunfiber organic guar fiber is used as a natural carrier, that also offers clinically proven digestive benefits as a prebiotic soluble fiber. SunCran Naturelle is 100% gluten-free, non-GMO Project Verified, USDA organic, Kosher and Halal certified.