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Sunfiber approved as fibre source


June 14, 2013
By Bakers Journal

June 14, 2013, Japan/Canada – Health Canada has approved Taiyo’s Sunfiber as a source of fibre that provides more than 20 per cent reduction in postprandial blood glucose levels.

While there have been a select number of soluble fibres recently approved by Health Canada, Sunfiber is a galactomannan-based fiber (as opposed to a sugar- or starch-based fibre) that allows product formulators to bring the benefits of this truly regulating fiber to consumers who are looking for a unique, more comfortable fibre source,” said Taiyo’s vice president Dr. Lekh Juneja.

This product is a soluble, transparent and tasteless dietary fibre. It is low in viscosity, improves stability of beverages at various pH levels, and is resistant to heat, acid and digestive enzymes. In addition to its blood glucose benefits, Sunfiber improves absorption of minerals (such as calcium, iron, zinc) and aids protein utilization. Sunfiber has strong prebiotic characteristics that stimulate health-promoting indigenous bacteria such as Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria. Sunfiber is not only designed to help with constipation, it also helps reduce diarrhea and return stool content to a normal healthy state. It does not “block” the gut, but instead, slows the gastric transit time, allowing the release of satiation inducing hormones.

Sunfiber is certified kosher, 100 per cent gluten-free, vegetarian and non-GMO.

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