Nature’s Velvet Fructooligosaccharides 90% powder, Sweet Tasting as made from fermented Cane sugar. It is non-digestible carbohydrate. Hence low in GI and Cal. As a short chain prebiotic fiber having high bifidogenic activity. Fossence improves digestive health for better mineral absorption. Additionally it offers functional benefits like humectancy, off-note masking and binding.
Fructo-oligosaccharides are also used as prebiotics. FOS are increasingly included in food products due to their prebiotic effect stimulate the growth of intestinal microflora.
Soluble fiber helps to absorb water in the intestines. Increasing the levels of soluble fiber in the diet from FOS has been shown to reduce or eliminate digestive issues.
- Is Fructooligosaccharides natural? Answer: Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are oligosaccharides that occur naturally in plants such as onion, chicory, garlic, asparagus, banana, artichoke, among many others. They are composed of linear chains of fructose units, linked by beta (2-1) bonds.
- What is Fructooligosaccharide made from? Answer: FOS is extracted from the blue Agave plant as well as fruits and vegetables such as bananas, onions, chicory root, garlic, asparagus, jícama, and leeks. Some grains and cereals, such as wheat and barley, also contain FOS.
- What are the benefits of fructooligosaccharides? Answer: Health benefits of short-chain fructooligosaccharides (scFOS), which are low-calorie, non-digestible carbohydrates that can improve food taste and texture while aiding immunity, bone health and the growth and balance of important bacteria in the digestive track.
- Is FOS a prebiotic? Answer: Prebiotics are fibers and natural sugars that stimulate the good bacteria in the gut. Many prebiotic foods are suitable for vegans and people on other diets to eat. These foods include almonds, chicory, garlic, and chickpeas. Prebiotics help beneficial bacteria grow in the gut.
- Why are oligosaccharides important? Answer: Oligosaccharides can have many functions including cell recognition and cell binding. For example, glycolipids have an important role in the immune response. They are normally present as glycans: oligosaccharide chains linked to lipids or to compatible amino acid side chains in proteins, by N- or O-glygosidic bonds.