Inulin is a prebiotic that stimulates
desirable Bifidus bacteria in the intestine. Bifidobacteria are linked with promoting regularity, reducing the gut
pH, which improves calcium absorption, improving immune function,
lowering total cholesterol, improving
lipid/glucose profile and decreasing
colon cancer risk. Due to its cold
water solubility, it can be formulated
into beverages, bakery or dairy products like yogurt and kefir.
In addition to their inulin, Ciranda
and Tradin have also introduced organic fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS).
FOS consists of the shortest polymers
found in organic agave inulin and is
often used in conjunction with inulin.
gredients you need to create the most authentic, quality organic experience for your consumers. As with any market, supply follows demand. New organic ingredients do not become commercially available
until companies believe demand has reached a threshold that exceeds
the cost of production, plus a premium that covers their investment
and business risk.
As the organic market continues to grow, support suppliers who are
taking a risk to develop new products. By doing this, you will fuel further innovation and help encourage others to bring exciting new innovations to the organic processing industry.
Mark Crowell, CRC, is the founder and principal culinologist at CuliNex, a consultancy specializing in the development of organic and natural food
products. Mark is the former director of product development for
Olive Garden Restaurants and Starbucks Coffee Co. CuliNex specializes in assisting food manufacturers, ingredient suppliers and
multi-unit foodservice operators achieve their growth goals by developing and bringing successful products to market. You can reach
Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What new ingredients will hit the
market next? Manufacturers like you
help determine the answer to that
question. Let suppliers know what in-
Have a New Ingredient Our Readers Should Know About?
Organic Processing Magazine features new products and services for organic
processors in our Innovations section. If you have something that has come to
market in the last year, email a 95-word description of your product and a high
resolution photo to our editorial director at email@example.com.
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