FODMAPs (fermentable oligo-saccharides, disaccharides, mono-saccharides, and polyols) are a group of poorly-absorbed dietary sugars that ferment in the gut, which can trigger symptoms of IBS and other functional gastrointestinal disorders. As a low FODMAP prebiotic dietary fiber, Fibersol provides an easy solution for developers looking to add gut health benefits to food and beverage products, and meet the dietary needs of those living with these conditions.
“In a recent study we conducted, nearly seven out of 10 of consumers said they would not purchase a product again if it caused digestive discomfort, even if they were satisfied with its taste, price, ingredients and nutritional value,” said Greg Dodson, vice president, fiber, ADM. “Monash University’s certification of Fibersol as a Low FODMAP product further validates its proven ability to help formulators meet consumers’ demands for nutritious, great-tasting products that are gentle on the digestive system.”
The certification builds upon clinical research that shows Fibersol helps support or maintain intestinal regularity and is well tolerated at dosages of up to 68 grams when consumed throughout the day. Because Fibersol is fermented slowly in the colon, it can deliver consumers’ desired benefits of fiber without digestive intolerance or gastric discomfort.