BENEO’s Prebiotic Fibres And Their Impact On Our Digestive Health  

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Back in 2010, digestive health was considered to be a mega-trend. Gut health got a more important role in the scientific, nutrition and consumer arenas. Nowadays, consumers are increasingly interested in how eating the right nutrition could impact their overall health and mood. With more than two thirds of consumers worldwide saying digestive health is very important to them, they are now recognising the wider benefits of a healthy gut and how it can impact their overall state of well-being.


A Healthy Digestion Brings Delight

“Feeling good” gained a more crucial role for consumers who are concerned about their inner well-being. Research shows that 63 percent of consumers recognise digestive health plays an extremely important role in their physical health and 57 percent thinks it affects their mood. Consumers now think feeling good is a very important case. As a result this is a motivation for them to take care of their digestion.

BENEO has a large range of ingredients available such as fibres, carbohydrates, rice ingredients and proteins. The prebiotic fibres Orafti Inulin and Oligofructose are one of their more popular ingredients. Because they are prebiotic, they contribute to a better digestive health. These ingredients help manufacturers to develop successful products that address digestive health issues and support the emotional state of mind.


Prebiotic Fibres

The role of the colon goes far beyond digestive health. This means that the influence of fermentable fibres, particularly ones that lead to a prebiotic fermentation pattern and positively support the microbiota, reach out to other parts of the body and influence hunger-satiety (energy intake), mood and much more.

BENEO’s chicory root fibres, inulin and oligofructose, are natural, non-GMO, clean label and clinically proven plant-based prebiotic fibres that are derived from chicory root via a gentle hot water extraction method, unlike some other fibres that are artificially or chemically made. They are the preferred nutrients for beneficial gut bacteria and therefore encourage positive modulation of the microbiota composition to take place. This in turn improves digestive health and inner well-being by supporting normal bowel regularity and a healthy gut microbiota by increasing beneficial bacteria. There is a comprehensive body of high-quality scientific studies (in excess of 150) available covering several of these aspects that confirm the health benefits of BENEO’s chicory root fibres.


More Than Only An Improved Digestive Health…

Though digestive health is a growing trend in which consumers gain more and more interest, taste remains the most important factor for manufacturers when choosing the right ingredient. BENEO’s Orafti Inulin and Oligofructose have an appealing mouthfeel, texture and taste. They can be found in applications such as bakery, dairy, confectionery and more. This presents food manufacturers with the opportunity to help consumers keep their digestive systems healthy, naturally and with ease, without having to make any major changes to their diet or sacrifice on taste or texture.

BENEO’s portfolio of prebiotic chicory fibres is one of the most versatile on the market, which means that the company can offer ingredient solutions for almost any application customers are looking for. The experts at the BENEO Technology Center and the team for market insights and consumer intelligence are constantly conducting research into the latest market trends and most popular ingredient applications worldwide. This insight is then used to develop new recipe concepts that package functionality and health benefits into favourable products that consumers will enjoy.

It is clear that there is a lot of interest in products which promote good digestive health among consumers. Manufacturers looking for innovation can find a wide range of drinkable and edible product concepts available from the BENEO Technology Center. These product ideas incorporate BENEO’s prebiotic chicory root fibres in a wide range of opportunities for manufacturers to improve their products. In the long term, manufacturers can help promote digestive health and stay ahead of competition.

Interested in BENEO’s prebiotic fibres? Visit the website to learn more about the nutritional benefits of Inulin and Oligofructose and the applications in which they can be found.