Cargill Health & Food Technologies

Aug. 3, 2005
Barley Beta-Glucan Boasts Benefits
Cargill’s new barley beta-glucan product is a concentrated soluble fiber derived from barley. Barley beta-glucan confers cholesterol-lowering properties similar to oats, and clinical data also suggest benefits of improved glycemic control, particularly among individuals with metabolic syndrome. Cargill is accelerating its development of new health-promoting ingredients and ingredient systems to help food and beverage manufacturers introduce consumer products that meet the dietary and nutritional recommendations included in the U.S. government’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005. The Guidelines also provide specific advice to help consumers manage weight, reduce cholesterol and increase fiber intake.