Skip to Content Skip to Navigation

With major shortages of INULIN, could you consider Fructooligosaccharides as an alternative? 

While FOS is commonly added to beverages, syrups, and foods, as a sweetener, there are also many benefits of consuming FOS including:

Complex FOS are considered prebiotics. Not to be confused with probiotics, a prebiotic helps feed the good bacteria in the intestine. FOS are often used in baby formula to help feed the beneficial bacteria that the intestines need.

Source of soluble fibre
Increasing the levels of s in the diet from FOS has been shown to reduce or eliminate digestive issues, such as constipation or diarrhoea. This regulatory effect may also be caused in part by FOS feeding the good bacteria in the colon.

Lowers cholesterol
A recent review found that FOS can reduce cholesterol levels in animal studies. Introducing FOS into a calorie-restricted diet also helped these animals to reduce weight gain. This same paper also noted the likelihood that FOS supplementation is good for lowering cholesterol in humans, as well.

Reduces blood sugar
FOS may also be great news for people with diabetes. A recent study noted the potential ability of FOS to help balance a person’s blood sugar. The researchers observed a positive correlation between FOS intake and decreasing serum glucose levels. FOS usage also seemed to stimulate insulin secretion in the pancreas.

Processing properties of FOS as an Ingredient

  • Sweetness of FOS is 0.3‐0.6 times of sucrose
  • FOS is more soluble in water than sucrose
  • FOS does not crystallise or leave a dry or sandy feeling in the mouth
  • Viscosity is higher than sucrose

In very acidic conditions with significant enough exposure times and temperatures, FOS may hydrolyse into fructose.

Redox can supply all your Oligosaccharides needs, If you’d like to know more, please contact one of our industry specialists today.

Back to all News

Posted 20 Oct en Announcements

Change of name notification

Please be aware that as of the 7th of October 2021 Redox Pty Ltd has changed name to ‘Redox Ltd’. Any enquiries about this change can be directed to your contact person at Redox or via our contacts...

Posted 20 Oct en Food and Beverage

Benzoic Acid – Natures preservative

Benzoic acid was famously observed in the 1500’s by a well-known French astrologer, physician, and reputed seer, this naturally occurring aromatic carboxylic acid has an equally long historic connection to Redox. The sixteenth century...

Posted 12 Oct en Sin categorizar

Sustainable, nutrient rich crops

Fertiliser and crop nutrition are two key components in the success story of Australia’s food production. No matter what you are growing, whether it’s in your back yard or on a commercial level your crop nutrients matter. Fertilizer...