FIBRULINE™, chicory root fibre or chicory inulin, is a soluble dietary fibre obtained from chicory roots by applying a gentle water extraction process. This is a natural food ingredient, available in liquid or powder form. FIBRULINE™ chicory root fibre represents the carbohydrate storage in the chicory root, just like sugar is stored in the beet or starch in the potato.
But what is inulin? Inulin belongs to the family of the fructans. It is a non-digestible oligosaccharide made of two to sixty units of fructose linked by ß2-1 bonds, mostly ending by a glucose unit. These are the ß2-1 bonds that impede its absorption by the small intestine so a fibre is produced. Oligofructose or fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS) is a selection of short chains of inulin or chicory root fibre.
FIBRULINE™ chicory root fibre has several health and nutritional benefits:
Digestive health is currently subject to the greatest of attention. Depending on local regulation, the recommended daily intake of fibres is 25 to 30g a day. A 5g intake of FIBRULINE™ corresponds to the recommended daily dose for inulin to have a prebiotic effect. In a diet rich in chicory root fibres, these fibres are not digested by the small intestine so they arrive in the colon intact, where they are totally and selectively fermented by the intestinal microflora, along with the production of short-chain fatty acids.
ISO has recently established a new criterion for designating foodstuff ingredients as being “natural”: the natural presence has become a pre-eminent criterion in obtaining this certification. Consequently, various other foodstuff fibres, which are not present in nature, cannot obtain this certification.
Our range of FIBRULINE™ chicory root fibre: COSUCRA consequently benefits from the designation “natural” according to the ISO19657:2017 standard.
FIBRULINE™ obtained from chicory is a highly soluble easy-to-use fibre. Better still, it is an effective substitute for sugar with average sweetening power. The long-chain inulin can form a fat-mimetic gel after heating in high water systems with improved mouthfeel and smoothness. FIBRULINE™ neither changes the colour nor the taste, whatever the dose, that is why we call it “invisible” fibre.
FIBRULINE™ can meet various nutritional aims. In fact, chicory root fibre ideally replaces sugar and fats, but also enriches fibres.
FIBRULINE™ is a natural and functional solution. COSUCRA offers you the following ranges:
Fibre fortification, prebiotic effect, sugar or fat replacement. FIBRULINE™ Instant is the all-round easy-to-use chicory root fibre powder.
When higher solubility is required especially in lower moisture systems such as confectionery, baked goods or fruit-based preparations.
Allows the highest sugar replacement and fibre enrichment, when solubility is key. Particularly recommended for strong sugar reduction.
Texturizing chicory root fibre for more fat mimetic properties in high moisture systems.
The liquid chicory fibre solution for easy sugar and/or fat reduction. Perfect binder in bars.
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