Sunfiber approved in Canada as a dietary fiber source

Sunfiber approved in Canada as a dietary fiber source

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Health Canada has approved Taiyo’s ingredient, Sunfiber, for use as a dietary fiber source.

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

“It reduces incidence of gas and bloating, as well as its healthy satiety effect, offers consumers the real benefits of dietary fiber consumption, without the discomfort people commonly experience when trying to increase their daily fiber intake.”

The ingredient is described as an “all-natural, versatile, soluble powder that can easily be added to a wide variety of foods, beverages and supplements without impacting the flavor, color, texture or aroma”​. It is certified Kosher, 100% gluten-free, vegetarian and non-GMO, said the company.

Sunfiber is also said to have strong prebiotic characteristics that stimulate health-promoting indigenous bacteria such as Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria. 

Sunfiber is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for use in foods and beverages in the US. 

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