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Cargill: ingredient innovation for fiber enrichment and sugar reduction

Published: 10/01/2023

Just as is the case for vitamins and minerals, fibers are essential nutrients that exert critical effects for the general support of good health, including digestion, weight management, and cardiovascular health.

While fiber intake can come from for example fruits, vegetables, wholegrain products, nuts and seeds, the average consumer rarely meets the EFSA recommended fiber intake of minimum 25g per day. That’s where fiber enrichment of food products comes in.

Following an investment of €38m in its plant in Wroclaw, Poland, Cargill soluble fiber has been launched at the end of 2022 which completes Cargill’s solutions toolbox to help food manufacturers meet the most challenging fiber enrichment and sugar reduction targets while improving the nutritional profile of food and beverages.

Soluble fibers not only provide fiber but equally so bulk which is needed when reducing sugars in food products. Through the use of Cargill soluble fiber, a minimum of 30% sugar reduction can be achieved in a broad range of food applications, such as biscuits, cereal bars, ice cream, chocolate, powered beverages and more.

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