Functional foods maker FACT Corporation said it has developed a proprietary formula for a reduced carbohydrate, high fibre bread.
FACT president Jacqueline Danforth said that consumer research conducted earlier this year involving people on restricted or weight-loss diets, as well as consumers who prefer healthy food alternatives, all gave positive reviews to the FACT breads in both taste and texture. The product is available in white, rye, wheat and other flavours.
"Our bread formula has only four grams of digestible carbohydrates per slice, which is as much as 75 per cent less than most other breads on the market today," Danforth said. "We are currently in the process of discussing supply agreements and licensing arrangements with a number of bakery goods manufacturers and distributors in the United States."
FACT's chief operating officer, Rolf Richter, added: "Major consumer issues with food products are taste and quality, and consumers involved in the consumer tests agreed the FACT bread met and exceeded these criteria."
He said the reduced carbohydrate/high fibre bread formula is expected to be a major seller particularly for weight reduction diets, pointing to the latest medical studies that show over half of the adult population in North America is overweight.
FACT and its subsidiary specialise in developing formulas for functional dough and batter-based foods including breads, bagels, sweet baked goods and fresh pasta.