Ingredion has launched a new certified low FODMAP dietary fiber. Novelose® 3490 enables food manufacturers to develop high-fiber bakery and snack products, satisfying consumer demand for products that promote digestive wellness.
In a recent Food Ingredients 1st article, Carolyn Phillips, Ingredion’s Market Insights Lead, explained “Dietary fibers continue to play an important role in digestive health, Novelose 3490 dietary fiber provides manufacturers with an easy and affordable way to support a low FODMAP diet.”
FODMAP refers to Fermentable Oligo- Di- and Monosaccharides and Polyols; these are short-chain carbohydrates, which some experts say could trigger occasional digestive discomfort. Thus, a low FODMAP diet can be an effective way to help manage digestive wellness.
In addition to the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recognition of Novelose 3490 as a dietary fiber, the ingredient has been certified by Monash University as a Low FODMAP Certified product in the US.
In 2018, Innova Market Insights reported a 21 percent average annual growth in new product launches carrying a fiber claim. Moreover, Kerry released a study in May that found “huge opportunities” for gut-health-promoting ingredients in foods that are not typically consumed for health purposes, such as muffins and pizza. To go along with that, Ingredion released a study in 2019 that revealed that 61% of those surveyed felt a low FODMAP diet is good for overall health and wellness.
According Ingredion’s website, “NOVELOSE® 3490 dietary fiber can help food manufacturers differentiate their products with in-demand package claims, such as the Monash University “Low FODMAP Certified” seal, “good source of fiber,” “excellent source of fiber,” “gluten-free,” “not sourced from grains,” and “non-GMO.” On product labels, the dietary fiber can be declared simply as a “modified tapioca starch,” “modified food starch” or “food starch modified.” Only products that have formally applied to Monash University’s Low FODMAP certification program may claim to be Monash Low FODMAP certified. The application process to Monash University includes undergoing lab analysis to confirm FODMAP compliance.”
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