Barley gets the health claim
Barliv barley beta-glucan (barley betafiber) is a concentrated soluble fiber derived from barley. Clinical data show it has cholesterol-lowering properties similar to oats. Several studies also show its ability to improve “metabolic syndrome,” a group of risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including abdominal obesity, elevated serum triglycerides, low HDL (good) cholesterol, blood pressure of 130/85 or higher and elevated fasting blood glucose. Earlier this year, it won interim approval from the FDA to use the soluble fiber health claim for reduced risk of heart disease.
Cargill Health & Nutrition; Minneapolis
Doesn’t act like fiber
Fibersol-2 digestion-resistant maltodextrin is a soluble dietary fiber that doesn’t act like one. It doesn’t affect the taste of foods and doesn’t leave clear or transparent beverages cloudy or gritty. It also has rapid dispersion, very low viscosity, low sweetness and is acid, heat/retort and freeze/thaw stable. It’s water-binding, improves body and texture and is kosher and parve.
ADM; Decatur, Ill.
Featuring 55 percent oat soluble fiber beta-glucans, UltraTrim Oat Bran provides opportunities for formulators to incorporate high concentrations of this healthy oat fiber into products and formulations that require smaller ingredient percentages. This product is especially ideal for encapsulation or tableting, but also formulates well in smoothies, soups, stews, ice cream and bars.
FutureCeuticals Inc.; Momence, Ill.