Choosing the right carbohydrate profile is key to finished product success. Consumers and product developers both understand that not all carbohydrates are equal; benefits such as high fiber content and low sugars are important to the nutritional profile of a food product. A customer asked ADM R&D to help reduce the sugar content and increase the fiber content of their canned tomato sauce. They were able to replace part of the sugar in their formulation with Fibersol-2 and reduce sugar and total calories while adding fiber content. Fibersol-2 was ideal in their application because it is stable and maintains fiber content during high-heat processing and acidic conditions. With the help of Fibersol-2 and ADM R&D, the customer’s now “better-for-you” tomato sauce was a success. With Fibersol-2, the proof is in the sauce.
Oh, how sweet success can be. When a customer came to ADM R&D to reduce the sugar and calories in their tableted confection, it became obvious that Fibersol-2 AG was the solution they needed. Fibersol-2 AG’s larger particle size was designed to freely flow through tableting equipment, and the compressibility of the agglomerated powder is ideal for tableting. Fibersol-2 AG has the same benefits of 90% soluble dietary fiber, low content of sugars, and lower caloric content (than 4 kcal/g carbohydrates) as Fibersol-2, in a readily dispersible and soluble form. Using Fibersol-2 AG, the customer was able to produce a reduced-sugar, reduced-calorie tableted confection that perfectly met their needs. A sweet success, if there ever was one!
Perfecting the binder system for particulate foods can lead to many a sticky situation. Our customer wanted a corn syrup to bind their granola cluster product that would allow them to reduce the sugar content and add fiber. Fibersol-LQ was the perfect fit, with its 25% sugar content, lower than most corn syrups, and its 75% dry basis soluble dietary fiber. Fibersol-LQ also fit within their existing ingredient declaration parameters, as it can be labeled as “corn syrup” or “soluble corn fiber.” Using Fibersol-LQ, the customer was able to produce a granola cluster that met their nutritional goals and gave them the functionality they needed. A sticky situation no more!
Consumers want to reduce the amount of sugar and calories they consume, but how can companies give them that in the products they know and love? Our customer was asking that very question about their honey-flavored Greek yogurt. They turned to ADM R&D, and found that the answer to their question was Fibersol-HS. The unique blend of Fibersol-2, honey, and stevia in Fibersol-HS made it an ideal way to reduce the liquid honey—and the sugars and calories that come with it—in their product while maintaining its sweetness and mouthfeel, and adding a healthy boost of soluble dietary fiber, too. With Fibersol-HS, their reduced sugar and calorie Greek yogurt was a resounding success, and they’ve never been so happy to say it’s all Greek to them!