10 06, 2015


Probiotics What are Probiotics? Probiotics are functional foods that have been defined by the FAO/WHO as “live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host.” To be effective, these living microorganisms must be capable of surviving the passage through the digestive tract, and can proliferate in [...]

10 06, 2015


Prebiotics What are Prebiotics? Prebiotics are plant-based, indigestible dietary fiber that are beneficial to the digestive system. They can improve the host health by selectively stimulating the growth and activity of a limited number of bacterial species (Gibson and Rutherford, 1995). Accepted prebiotics are a group of fibers, namely galacto- and fructo-oligosaccharides [...]

10 06, 2015


Fiber What is Fiber? Fiber is a carbohydrate polymer that cannot be digested. The type people can consume is called dietary fiber. Fiber is key in nutrition and an adequate amount daily intake is vital to digestive health. The rule of thumb for human consumption is that for every 1,000 calories consumed, 14 [...]

7 06, 2015


Inulin What is Inulin? Inulin is a water-soluble dietary fiber, approved by the FDA.1 It's a non-starch oligosaccharide. A variety of cereal-based products, such as baked goods, breakfast cereals and energy bars are made with inulin to provide: Fat replacement Sugar substitution Bulking Soluble dietary fiber and prebiotic properties Origin [...]

4 04, 2013

Organic Baking

Organic Baking Organic is a term used to describe foods grown without aid of genetic engineering or synthetic assistance, such as pesticides or fertilizers, and is void of further chemical processing and additives. For fruits and vegetables to be considered truly organic, the soil must not include chemical fertilizers or pesticides, and refrain from spraying protectant [...]


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