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!