Cutting Down on Sugar Makes Prebiotics Popular

Back in 2020, China released the first “General Requirements for Children’s Snacks”, which specified a reduction of added sugar amount. The biggest challenge facing sugar reduction is to perfectly mimic the taste, color, and texture of sweet snacks without changing the quality of the product. Therefore, oligofructose (FOS) and oligogalactose (GOS), which are important prebiotics for regulating intestinal microbial balance, are themselves water-soluble dietary fibers with natural sweetness. Compared to sweeteners such as acesulfame and aspartame, the dietary fiber properties of prebiotic oligosaccharides make them become a more sustainable and healthy choice for many children’s snack producers. (Source: ixinyingyang)

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