BENEO Presents Solutions
for Healthy Nutrition at IFT 2014
Fibers, Functional Carbohydrates, Blood Sugar Management and Gluten-Free
Solutions to be Highlighted in Booth #4413
June 2014 – BENEO, a leading manufacturer of functional ingredients, provides ideas for healthy nutrition to visitors at IFT 2014. A selection of tasty and healthy food samples that focus on prebiotic fibers, functional carbohydrates, blood sugar management options and gluten-free solutions are available at BENEO’s booth #4413. Experts in application technology, marketing, nutrition and regulatory affairs are on hand during the show to discuss leveraging the latest trends and new opportunities to deliver food and beverages for healthier lifestyles.
“Consumers are demanding healthier choices like sugar reduced, fiber enriched or free-from variants in the food and beverages they chose. At the same time they expect great taste and texture, a long shelf life or visually appealing products. This momentum is driving new developments in functional food products from candies to baked goods, sports and energy food and drinks as well as dairy and gluten-free,” said Joseph O’Neill, president and general manager, BENEO, Inc. “We’re very excited this year to have the opportunity at IFT to share with food, confectionery and beverage manufacturers the latest research and concept ideas that bring consumers better and healthier, yet great-tasting choices.”
Among the highlights of the BENEO offerings will be solutions in the following key areas:
Digestive Health and Prebiotic Fibers
More than 95% of Americans associate fiber with digestive health and 80% associate fiber with healthy weight management. The metabolic and health benefits of prebiotics such as BENEO’s Inulin and Oligofructose are linked to today’s diet-related challenges and can be a tool for consumers to help themselves become healthier. The physiological health effects like digestive and bone health and weight management are well-established – other benefits may be reinforced by current ongoing research.
Using the Full Potential of Functional Carbohydrates
Athletes rely on carbohydrates to provide the essential source of energy for physical performance. Low glycemic carbohydrates like BENEO’s Palatinose™ deliver a balanced release of energy over a longer period of time compared to traditional high-glycemic carbohydrates. While playing a sport or exercising, athletes can gain a dual benefit from the functional carbohydrate – energy in the form of glucose is available for a longer period of time, while an additional amount of energy can be released from body fat. This prevents a fast depletion of carbohydrate reserves and can contribute to enhanced endurance.
Sugar in the Blood – Less is More
More than 60% of the U.S. population is reported to be overweight or even obese and globally, the U.S. is one of the top three countries in the number of people suffering from diabetes. About half of the American population is looking for products to help them lower their calorie intake and more than two-thirds are looking to lower their blood sugar levels. BENEO Isomalt is a well-established bulk sugar replacer in thousands of products around the world, displaying a very low glycemic profile. BENEO’s chicory-derived Inulin and Oligofructose are ingredients of choice to help to reduce the overall sugar content of foods and beverages. In addition they lower the blood glucose response of a variety of food and drink products and offer fiber enrichment and a prebiotic effect for healthier digestion. BENEO’s Palatinose™ is a unique carbohydrate and ideal sugar for modern nutritional concepts with balanced and lowered blood glucose profiles.
Mastering the Technical Challenges of Gluten-Free Baked Goods
Specialty rice ingredients from BENEO offer food producers high quality, stable products that encompass a wide range of nutritional and technical benefits. Next to providing whole grain options they are naturally derived, GMO-free, hypoallergenic, as well as rich in anti-oxidants and phytosterols. Their functional strengths in formulations help to overcome the technical challenges of gluten-free bakery products. BENEO’s specialty rice ingredients deliver improved textures – from crunchiness and crispness to softness and creaminess or a fatty mouthfeel in gluten-free bakery fillings. They can also increase shelf-life and prevent moisture migration in baked goods. BENEO’s rice ingredients include quality clean label starches to meet the needs of today’s market and consumer.
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