Family Health

GOFOS™ provides functional, nutritional and health benefits which assist manufacturers to meet sugar reduction, fiber enrichment and gut health demands without compromising on taste and texture

We Are What We Eat

It’s a well known fact that what we eat and drink directly affects our physical health, mental wellbeing and performance. Recently, consumers have become more health-oriented and digestive health is top priority for many people.

People seek ways to improve their diets, to manage healthier life styles and pay more attention to what they eat. The list of ingredients, nutritional values and claims on the product package influence their purchasing decision.

What is GOFOS™?

GOFOS™ is a sweet tasty soluble prebiotic fiber consisting high purity of about 95% of short chain fructo-oligosaccharides (sc-FOS ).

sc-FOS is a highly effective soluble prebiotic fiber which has been proved to benefit human heath by altering the composition of the gut microbiota.

On Nutrition Facts labels, GOFOS™ is included in the total carbohydrates,
and listed under dietary fibers and labeled as: Fructo Oligosaccharides, Short Chain Fructo Oligosaccharides, sc-FOS , FOS and Oligofructose.

Depending on country regulations GOFOS™ allows the following nutrition and health benefit claims:

  • Source of fiber/High in fiber
  • Reduced sugar/No added sugar
  • Energy reduced
  • Contribute to reduction of the postprandial glycemia
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Nutritional Features

Sugar Reduction

Fiber Enrichment

Low

Glycemic Index

Low Caloric Value

2 kcal/gr

Sugar Reduction

GOFOS™ - A Promising Sugar Substitute

Sugar reduction trend is continuously growing as most of the consumers prefer to consume sugar reduced products but without compromising on sweetness, crispiness and texture. 57% of consumers worldwide report that low sugar is a key feature when deciding what to buy for their household.

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Sugar reduction trend is continuously growing as more consumers prefer to consume sugar reduced products but without compromising on sweetness, crispiness and texture. 57% of consumers worldwide report that low sugar is a key feature when deciding what to buy for their household.

New product introductions with a low/reduced/no sugar claims have grown steadily in recent years in the bakery, dairy and snacks categories.
Since sugars provide beyond sweetness, texture, mouthfeel, bulk, flavor, and humectancy, it is challenging for manufacturers to deliver products with less sugar while still providing consistent taste and texture.

Thanks to its functional properties, GOFOS™ is easily implemented into
a wide range of applications to produce reduced sugar with enriched fiber products.

Along with its low glycemic response and low caloric value, GOFOS™ is 30% as sweet as sugar and provides clean sweet taste with no after taste, has synergistic effect with intense  sweeteners and helps masking “off taste”.

GOFOS™ - A Promising  Sugar Substitute GOFOS™ - A Promising  Sugar Substitute
Why Do We Need Fiber?
Fiber Enrichment

Why Do We Need Fiber?

Adequate dietary fiber consumption is essential for a healthy life style and wellbeing. Dietary fiber contributing to a healthy digestive system, weight management and helps control blood sugar and insulin levels.
The daily recommendation for fiber intakes range from 25 – 38g (depending on professional and governmental guidelines).

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Adequate dietary fiber consumption is essential for a healthy life style and wellbeing. Dietary fiber contributing to a healthy digestive system, weight management and helps control blood sugar and insulin levels.
Depending on professional and governmental guidelines, the daily recommendation for fiber intakes range is 25 -38gr.

Worldwide consumers are struggling to meet these requirements, mainly because of their poor diet habits and their busy lifestyle that does not allow a balanced diet. Therefore, they are looking for food and beverage products enriched with fiber.

Fiber is one of the top five ingredients consumers search for in their shopping habits. 21% average annual growth has been reported in new product launches carrying a fiber claim (consumer survey (2018) by Innova Market Insight)

GOFOS™ is a high purity tasty soluble prebiotic fiber, allowing you to enrich your product with fibers and produce a healthy and tasty product in many food applications.

Low Glycemic Index

Why We Need To Follow The Low GI Diet?

Glycemic index measures how fast and how much carbohydrate – contain food raises our blood glucose levels. Foods with a low-GI value (below 50) are the preferred choice, as they are slowly digested and absorbed, causing a slower and smaller rise in blood sugar levels.

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Glycemic index measures how fast and how much carbohydrate – containing food raises our blood glucose levels. Foods with a low-GI value (below 50) are the preferred choice, as they are slowly digested and absorbed, causing a slower and smaller rise in blood sugar levels.

High levels of insulin and blood sugar can cause some health problems like prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, obesity and heart disease.

sc-FOS has a very low glycemic index and does not cause spikes in the blood level. Eating reduced sugar products consisting sc-FOS  help lowering blood glucose compared to non-reduced sugar product. It is required to replace at least 30% of sugars by none digestible carbohydrates.

Why We Need To Follow The Low GI Diet? Why We Need To Follow The Low GI Diet?
Low Caloric Value

Caloric Value Comparison

Relative Sweetness
Kcal/g
Sucrose
1
4
Fructose
1.4
4
GOFOS™
0.3
2
Inulin
0.1
2
Maltilol
0.75
2.4

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Digestive Health Digestive Health

Digestive Health

Clinical studies confirm that digestive health is imperative to wellbeing, immunity and mental health. Digestive health is becoming a new lifestyle approach and consumers are looking for products that promote digestive health.
The beneficial bacteria in our gut help maintain a normal intestinal health, nutrients absorption, vitamins production and short chain fatty acids. These bacteria play an important role in the human immune system, providing a first line of defense against pathogens.

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As studies confirm that digestive health is imperative to wellbeing, immunity and mental health, digestive health is becoming a new lifestyle approach and consumers are looking for products that promote digestive health.
The beneficial bacteria in our gut help maintain a normal intestinal health, absorb nutrients, produce vitamins and short chain fatty acids. This bacteria plays an important role in the human immune system, providing a first line of defense against pathogens.

sc-FOS is one of the most researched soluble prebiotic fibers. Thanks to its short chains composition it is quickly and selectively fermented by the beneficial bacteria in the gut.

sc-FOS nourishes the beneficial bacteria in the gut and promotes their growth and activity resulting in a variety of health benefits.

Scientifically Reported Health Benefits on sc-FOS

Prebiotic
Effect

Healthy
Gut

Blood Sugar
Management

Strengthens
Bones

Enhances
Immunity

Nutrient
Absorption

Easily Upgrade Your Product with GOFOS™

Apart from its health and nutritional benefits, GOFOS™ provides a wide range of technical benefits to improve the sensory and product formulation.

GOFOS™ is a sweet soluble fiber that can be easily implemented in a wide range of applications, allowing you produce healthier, sugar reduced and fiber enriched product.

Easily Upgrade Your Product with GOFOS™
1
Clean sweet taste
2
30% sweetening power
3
High tempstability (pH>4)
4
Binding properties
5
Similar rheological properties to sucrose
6
Improves humectancy
7
Mouthfeel Improvement
8
Highly soluble
9
Flavor enhancement
10
Shelf life extension

Applications

Cereal Bars
  • Binder properties
  • Improves texture & crispiness
  • Shelf life extension
  • Sugar reduction
  • Caloric reduction
  • Fiber enrichment
Cereal Bars
Breakfast Cereals
  • Good for the extruded material and coating
  • Good synergy with intense sweeteners
  • Improves crunchiness
  • Sugar Reduction
  • Caloric reduction
  • Fiber enrichment
Breakfast Cereals
Dairy
  • Improves mouth feel
  • Improves taste
  • Masking HIS off tastes
  • Sugar reduction
  • Calorie reduction
  • Fiber enrichment
Dairy
Bakery Products
  • Substitute for CHO
  • Improves crunchiness
  • Shelf life extension
  • Good synergy with sweeteners
  • Sugar reduction
  • Calorie reduction
  • Fiber enrichment
Bakery Products
Fruit Preparation
  • Fruit preparations containing up to 20% FOS are easily produced
  • Enhance fruity tastes
Fruit Preparation
Ice cream
  • Improves mouth feel & texture
  • Enhanced fruity tastes
  • Improves “scoop ability”
  • Masking HIS off tastes
  • Sugar reduction
  • Calorie reduction
  • Fiber enrichment
Ice cream
Dairy Substitutes
  • Improves mouthfeel
  • Sugar reduction
  • Calorie reduction
  • Fiber enrichment
Dairy Substitutes
Food supplements
  • Stimulates the growth of beneficial gut bacteria
  • Reduces transit time
  • Increase calcium and magnesium absorption
  • Reinforces natural defenses
Food supplements