A new clinical trial has concluded that Solnul, a resistant potato starch (RPS), has prebiotic effects at low dosages, stimulating increases in beneficial health-associated bacteria and reducing diarrhoea and constipation when compared to a placebo group.
Resistant potato starch may improve LDL cholesterol levels, but the effects are not shared by everyone, says a new study that highlights the potential of the prebiotic for use in personalized nutrition applications.
A synbiotic combination of green banana resistant starch and probiotic Bacillus coagulans MTCC5856 (LactoSpore by Sabinsa) may reduce gut inflammation in a mouse model of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), says a new study from Australia.
Dutch company Gabanna is creating a new market for Ugandan 'matooke' green bananas using the starchy, low-sugar flour in new product applications from pasta, cereal, and snacks to a standalone ingredient for food manufacturers.
Downing maize starch as a solution to stay hydrated in hot summer months seems counter-intuitive at first, but researchers in Australia found that supplementing with a resistant starch may improve hydration.
Fibre’s positive influence on health has been further reinforced in two studies, which point to its functional capabilities as a prebiotic, metabolic manager and inflammation reducer with few if any side effects.
The European Food Safety Authority’s backing for a functional health claim for resistant starch should be good news for bread, biscuit and cereal manufacturers wanting to tap into the functional foods market.
A new study has concluded that partially replacing corn starch in gluten free breads with tapioca and corn resistant starch can raise dietary fibre significantly, but without having a great impact on rheological properties.
Resistant starch could help people burn more fat and speed up
metabolism, says a researcher, offering significant benefits to the
growing numbers at risk of obesity-related disease, reports
Spearing growth in the speciality starch and health ingredients
domain MGP Ingredients links up with Penford Corporation to market
a new potato-based resistant starch for increasing fiber and
reducing carbohydrate levels in food products....