Dietary Fiber

Fiber may boost pancreatic health: Study

Fiber may boost pancreatic health: Study

By Stephen Daniells

Increased intakes of fiber may reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer by 60%; with both soluble and insoluble forms offering benefits, suggests a new study from Italy.

Brana Vita is derived from wheat

Fugeia and Nestlé team on Brana Vita projects

By Shane Starling

A matter of weeks after it achieved Novel Foods approval for its ingredient Brana Vita, Belgian start-up Fugiea has announced a partnership with Nestlé to develop bran fibre foods.

The greatest effects were observed for viscous fibers like pectin

Fiber’s weight management potential depends on structure

By Stephen Daniells

The potential of dietary fiber to aid weight loss and management is dependent on the type and structure of the fiber, but impressive results can be achieved for the right fibers, says a new review from Wageningen University and Kellogg Europe.

Beneo ends two-year prebiotic price freeze

Beneo ends two-year prebiotic price freeze

By Shane Starling

Leading prebiotic supplier Beneo-Orafti has pushed up prices for its inulin and oligofructose prebiotic fibres by 8%, citing rising input costs in its first price increase in two years.

Protexin buys €2m+ UK pre-probiotic brand

Protexin buys €2m+ UK pre-probiotic brand

By Shane Starling

UK firm Probiotics International (Protexin) has acquired fellow UK digestive products maker, The Healthy Bowels Company, in an undisclosed deal that sees Protexin gain control of €2m+ pre-probiotic combination brand, Lepicol.

Beneo backs 10-year success of consumer branding

Beneo backs 10-year success of consumer branding

The Beneo brand has marked its 10th anniversary of direct-to-consumer marketing for its prebiotic inulin and oligofructose ingredients by noting the strategy’s ongoing success, even in challenging economic times.

The success of prebiotics may be down to their beyond-the-gut versatility

Special edition: Prebiotics

Prebiotics: Misunderstood but not missing in action

By Shane Starling

Most consumers have never even heard of them, let alone understand their microbiota-building function. EFSA says they don’t work. And they live in the shadow of their more popular, accessible and bigger selling cousin, probiotics, yet sales continue to...

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