With health and wellbeing as key trends, Fructo-Oligosaccharides (FOS) are gaining attention for their functional and nutritional benefits in various industries from food & beverages to pet food. FOS are known for their prebiotic effect, can be used as alternative sweetner and for fibre fortification. They can be produced from sucrose using ROHALASE® FOS-UP in an enzymatic process - fast and easy.
Produce fructo-oligosaccharides with health benefits
It is widely agreed that digestive health plays a major role in overall wellbeing of humans and animals. The importance of gut health has been backed-up with science on different health aspects such as immune system, metabolism, or skin. Increased dietary fibre intake shows protective effects on digestive health but many people fall short of the recommended fibre intake. As this presents a great opportunity for brands and industries many start to incorporate fibre into various products from food & beverages to pet food.
Soluble fibres such as Fructo-Oligosaccharides (FOS) are known for their prebiotic effect. They help the “good bacteria” to grow and thus have a positive impact on the microbiome. Furthermore, FOS can help to reduce sugar as FOS have roundabout 50% less calories compared to regular sugar. In addition, FOS can be used for fibre fortification.
FOS made from sucrose are so-called short-chain Frusto-Oligosaccharides (scFOS). They can be produced using a specific invertase in an enzymatic process.
ROHALASE® FOS-UP is the perfect tool for fast production of short-chain Fructo-Oligosaccharides (scFOS) from sucrose.