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Fructooligosaccharides  FOS

Fructooligosaccharides FOS

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FOS exhibits sweetness levels between 30 to 50 per cent of sugar in commercially prepared syrups.

FOS is extracted from fruits and vegetables like bananas, onions, chicory root, garlic, asparagus, barley, wheat, j­cama, tomatoes, and leeks. The Jerusalem artichoke and its relative, yac³n have been found to have the highest concentrations of FOS of cultured plants.

Fructo-oligosaccharide is a new healthy sugar source. Its structure can be expressed as GF-Fn,(n=1-9). Fructooligosaccharide is a food ingredient naturally occurring in honey, fruits and plants. It is a natural soluble vegetable fiber with a low caloric value and patient-friendly. It has the function of cleaning intestines, good multiplication effect of beneficial bacteria, enhancing immunity.

FOS is fermented by the colonicmicroflora. Fructo-oligosaccharide promotes the growth of Bifidobacteria, improves the composition of the intestinal flora and decreases the blood cholesterol content. FOS can be a dietary supplement, it is widely used in yogurt, bakery, functional and dietetic food and pills etc. Its modifying property adds rheological and textural properties to food. Fructooligosaccharide is used as a sugar replacement, dietary supplement or food additives in the food production and dietetic product industry. Fructo-oligosaccharide can used in beverage, dairy product, candy, dessert and other fields.

 

Specification

Product

Fructo-oligosaccharide

Test Item

Standard

Appearance

Colourless or straw yellow powder

Total Fructo-oligosaccharide

90% or 95% Min

Moisture

6.0% Max

Ash

0.4% Max

Lead

0.5ppm Max

As

0.3ppm Max

Total Bacterial

1000cfu /g Max

E. coli

30cfu/100g Max

Yeast

25cfu/10g Max

Mould

15cfu/10g Max

Pathogen

Negative

 

Packing:  25kg per drum, PE or aluminum liners inside

Storage:   Stored in a dry and cool place, keep away from strong light and heat.

Shelf life: One year when stored properly in a well-closed container.