Dietary Fiber

Citrus fruits are ‘distinctively’ high in vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Pic: Getty Images/bhofack2

Citrus peel boosts fiber and shelf life in bread: Study

By Kristine Sherred

A study published in Frontiers of Nutrition revealed that adding 2% of blood orange and lemon fibers to wholewheat durum flour was a viable approach to producing high-fiber bread with respectable shelf life.

Researchers say stable isotope technology could be one possible – albeit costly – way of filling in in vivo knowledge gaps for prebiotics. © iStock.com / Ben-Schonewille

Special edition: Microbiome metrics & advances

Beyond microbiota: Prebiotics need hard health endpoints

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Hard health endpoints, not just changes to microbiota, are needed to secure EU prebiotic health claims and bring fibre intakes up to recommended levels, according to European researchers.

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The GMO factor is beginning to impact fiber choices, says Beneo

By Elaine Watson

While multiple factors from price to functionality determine which fiber is best for any given application, chicory root fiber (inulin) is gaining ground with many food formulators owing to its non-GMO credentials and the fact that consumers see it as...

EFSA: “Chicory inulin contributes to maintenance of normal defecation by increasing stool frequency.” Picture credit: South Park

EFSA health claim opinion

Prebiotic inulin wins EFSA bowel health claim

By Shane STARLING

European prebiotic giant Beneo is celebrating today after the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) backed inulin to better bowel function.

Fiber's health function has been outpaced by technical promise like sugar reduction and gluten-free improvement, claim ingredients majors Nordic Sugar and Roquette

SPECIAL EDITION: CLOSING THE FIBER GAP

Fiber and beyond: Technical promise outshines nutritional value

By Kacey Culliney

Fortifying cereal-based products with fiber is less about nutrition and more about technical, formulation functions that align with mega-trends like sugar reduction and gluten-free, claim suppliers.

Fiber fortification potential is vast hitting on a spectrum of health and trends

SPECIAL EDITION: CLOSING THE FIBER GAP

Fiber-rich bakery: What does the science say?

By Nathan Gray

In this special edition article BakeryandSnacks.com takes a look at some of the key suggested benefits of fiber, and how manufacturers can utilize it to benefit consumers.

Low dietary fibre intake may increase cardiovascular risk: Study

Low dietary fibre intake may increase cardiovascular risk: Study

By Nathan Gray

There is a significant association between low intakes of dietary fibre intake and cardiometabolic risks including metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular inflammation, and obesity, according to new research that strengthens the previously suggested link between...

Blue lupin kernel fiber may boost colon health: RCT

Blue lupin kernel fiber may boost colon health: RCT

By Stephen DANIELLS

Fibers from the blue lupin kernel may improve the function of the colon and potential reduce the risk of colon cancer, says a new study from Friedrich Schiller University of Jena in Germany.

Can fiber continue its upward trajectory to rock star status?

Special edition: Fiber

Can fiber continue its upward trajectory to rock star status?

By Stephen DANIELLS

Consumer demand for fiber-rich products is predicted to continue to sky rocket, with some industry observers claiming fiber will have ‘rock star’ status for the food and nutrition industries.

Fiber may boost pancreatic health: Study

Fiber may boost pancreatic health: Study

By Stephen Daniells

Increased intakes of fiber may reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer by 60%; with both soluble and insoluble forms offering benefits, suggests a new study from Italy.

Brana Vita is derived from wheat

Fugeia and Nestlé team on Brana Vita projects

By Shane Starling

A matter of weeks after it achieved Novel Foods approval for its ingredient Brana Vita, Belgian start-up Fugiea has announced a partnership with Nestlé to develop bran fibre foods.

IBIE gets underway in Florida

IBIE gets underway in Florida

By staff reporter

Heavyweights in the bakery industry are this week showcasing their
latest innovations in Orlando, Florida, at the International Baking
Industry Exposition, where millions of dollars of deals are
expected to close over the next four...

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