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.
Heavyweights in the bakery industry are this week showcasing their
latest innovations in Orlando, Florida, at the International Baking
Industry Exposition, where millions of dollars of deals are
expected to close over the next four...
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....