Optibiotix’s range of naturally sweet prebiotic fibres—SweetBiotix—can be used as an alternative to regular sugar. As long-fibre sugars, the prebiotics are not broken down or absorbed by the body, and therefore contain no calories.
They can thus be used as healthy sweeteners without adding to a food’s sugar content or contributing to obesity, and can be labelled as a dietary fibre.
Having been proved to be safe and equally sweet as regular sugar, the range can be used to replace ‘unhealthy’ sugars in existing products, and help change consumer behaviour.
Results from a human taste study carried out by the Flavour and Sensory Science Centre at the University of Reading in the UK, suggest naturally sweet prebiotic fibres could replace high calorie sugars in food and drink products.