Applications and product ranges of Inulin - the natural dietary fiber prebiotic
Inulin has a wide range of product applications as a functional ingredient. For example baked goods, sports and healthcare nutrition, savory foods (in meats and pastas), in candy and sweets, in juices/drinks and beverage, and also in dairy products like ice cream, cheese and yogurt without compromising texture or taste.
Lowering fat and calories while boosting fiber without altering taste, texture or appearance, Inulin is the perfect functional ingredient.
Without compromising texture, taste or appearance, when Inulin is used in bread and other baked goods, sugar and fat is reduced while fiber is increased. An easy fix for a functional edge to a staple food while providing consumers with their daily recommended intake of fiber.
Supplements, vitamins, sports drinks, meal replacers etc. can be easily enhanced with inulin - known to promote healthy blood glucose and extend satiety. They are also an excellent source of natural sugar to support diabetic diets.
Inulin can be used in pasta and noodles to extend shelf life, while acting as a water binder, for a richer, tender taste. Similarly, in meat, inulin can provide a firmer texture without sacrificing the fat marbely taste. In soups and sauces it's also an effective sugar alternative. In breakfast bars, and cereal bars, inulin once again bolsters fiber while reducing sugar and fat.
Many types of candy contain high levels of sugar and fat. Inulin can be used to make healthier snacks without sacrificing the taste or texture, or the rich creaminess of a most desired type of candy - chocolate.
The natural and slight neutral sweetness of inulin makes any juice or beverage functional without clumpiness as it's a water soluble fiber.
Inulin can be used in milk, yogurt, cheese, ice cream and other dairy product as a low fat alternative without altering texture, taste or appearance while simultaneously boosting fiber!