New Way of Reducing Sugar——Innovative Application of Dietary Fiber
In the 1970s, dietary fiber was formally introduced into the field of nutrition and classified as the seventh major nutrient. The recommended standard of the Chinese Nutrition Society is 25-35 grams of dietary fiber per person per day.
Fiber is an excellent solution to replace or reduce added sugar, in addition to providing sweetness, it can replicate the function of sugar and act as a flavor enhancer, leavening agent or bulking agent.
According to the data of Mintel Global New Product Database (GNPD), new food and beverage products containing prebiotics/dietary fiber-related ingredients grew rapidly in 2012-2013 and 2017-2019, with a total of more than 52000 new products.
According to the data of Dietary Fiber Technology Branch of China Medical Biotechnology Association, the total output of the global dietary fiber industry in 2019 was 866600 tons, with an output value of 18.064 billion yuan. Among them, the total output of China's dietary fiber industry is 189500 tons, with a total output value of 3.831 billion yuan, about one fifth of the global output. It is estimated that by 2026, the total output of the global dietary fiber industry will reach 1.2249 million tons, the total output value will reach 22.913 billion yuan, and the total output of the dietary fiber industry in China will rise to 303600 tons, and the total out put value will reach 5.527 billion yuan.
In terms of specific applications, according to the data of Guanyan Tianxia, nearly half of the dietary fibers in the world will be applied to dairy products and food and beverage in 2020, followed by health products and infant food, accounting for 29.98%, and less than 10% of meat processed food and baked food, which still has a large room for growth.It is predicted that during 2020-2026, the fastest growing areas of dietary fiber application are health products and infant food, with a compound annual growth rate of 6.25%.
Innovative Application of TailijieDietary Fiber
During the research and development, Telijie's R&D personnel found that by adding dietary fiber, sugar reduction can be achieved without affecting the sweetness, texture and taste.
Sugar substitute is not only sweet substitute, but also complete flavor. Excessive reliance on sweeteners "sugar substitutes" creates hidden risks such as cost and safety for zero-sugar (low-sugar) products. From the perspective of sensory enjoyment, "sugar substitutes" can give products "sweetness" rather than "flavor." ”, over time, the sweetness will converge, which can easily lead to subsequent fatigue of the product.
The combination of dietary fiber and a small amount of sweetener can not only provide a certain sweetness, but also be used as a new thickener, bulking agent, formula additives, bulking agent, etc which is widely used in low-energy, high-fiber and other functional foods.
In low-energy foods, sugar and fat can be partially or completely replaced, which can reduce the energy of the food while maintaining the original flavor and texture of the food and bring a satisfying taste.
At present, Tailijie dietary fiber, as a water-soluble dietary fiber, has been widely used in beverages, dairy products, yogurt, ice cream, bakery products, candy, beer, meat products due to its good solubility, stability, smooth taste and other characteristics. and many other fields.