Fiber plays an important role in the human diet. It impacts digestion and offers a number of additional health benefits. In addition, fibers can bring functional properties such as water-binding or fat-binding, and most fibers are clean label. All these factors combine to make dietary fiber a popular food ingredient today.
Applications for dietary fiber
The reasons for using fiber can be split into two categories: health and technical reasons. The latter can influence the texture of the product through the water- or fat-binding capabilities of the fiber. Enriching a product with fiber serves for a healthier option which can also be used as a claim on the finished product.
Dietary fibers are used as an ingredient in many products, including:
- Bread and baked goods
- Confectionary (hard candy)
- Functional beverages
- Ice creams
- Fiber supplements
Please check carefully the laws and regulations applicable for you. Please keep in mind that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
If you have any questions about potential applications for added fibers, contact Brenntag Food and Nutrition. We would be happy to help you determine the best product for your application.