Views: 9 Author: Golden Horizon (Chengdu) Technology Co., Ltd. Publish Time: 2021-01-06 Origin: Golden Horizon (Chengdu) Technology Co., Ltd.
Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the General Recognized Safe (GRAS) no-objection letter of Intrinsic Organics’ organic Jerusalem artichoke-derived inulin.
This move affirmed the safety of Jerusalem artichoke fiber used in food. It is reported that the company first submitted a GRAS application to the FDA on February 11, 2019, for expanders in 43 food categories, including infant foods, instant breakfast cereals and other foods.
Based on the scientific information provided and other information available to the agency, the FDA believes that Intrinsic Organics’ Jerusalem artichoke inulin has no problem as a GRAS.
Intrinsic Organics’ inulin products are derived from Jerusalem artichoke tubers, which are brown syrup or tan powder, each containing 80% carbohydrates, of which 65% is inulin. The company’s Jerusalem artichoke and inulin fiber can improve the dietary fiber content and texture of the product formula, as well as reduce sugar, fat and calories.
In addition, it is an organic certified inulin producer by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). With the continuous increase in global demand for inulin, favorable market trends herald further growth, and the demand for this ingredient in natural and organic markets will continue to rise.
Inulin is used as the cleanest and least processed food raw material for food, beverage and supplement products. Colleagues can provide people with a good sugar reduction solution. The US FDA GRAS certification further validates the company's philosophy and mission of growing organic crops in the United States.
Strong Demand For Natural Inulin
Most consumers in the European and American markets say that digestive system health is very important to them, so products that promote intestinal health will become more and more popular among consumers.
In 2018, the US FDA will: mixed plant cell wall fibers (including various types of fibers such as sugar cane fiber and apple fiber, etc.), arabinoxylan, sodium alginate, inulin and inulin-type fructose, high amylose (resistant starch 2 ), galactooligosaccharides, polydextrose, and resistant maltodextrin/dextrin, these 8 dietary fibers are listed as “dietary nutrition labels”. This move marks a major turning point in the development of the industry. During this year, the development of new dietary fiber products showed a spurt of growth, and more companies began to deploy in this market.
In early 2020, glucomannan extracted from the root of konjac was also added to the definition of dietary fiber in the United States. The US FDA added this ingredient to its list of nine other non-digestible carbohydrates recommended for inclusion in the definition of dietary fiber. At the same time, the agency plans to "exercise law enforcement discretion" to allow manufacturers to add these additional dietary fiber to the dietary fiber claims on the nutrition and supplement ingredient labels.
Earlier this year, the Israeli company Galam demonstrated its new fiber ingredient at the ProSweets exhibition in Cologne, Germany, emphasizing the ingredient's potential in reducing sugar content. The industry is currently moving towards a healthier formula.