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Food supplements, vitamins and minerals: new substances added (EC Regulation 2017/1203)

The European Commission has allowed the use of organic silicon (monomethylsilanetriol) in dietary supplements and organic silicon (monomethylsilanetriol) and calcium phosphoryl oligosaccharides in dietary supplements and foods.

IN DEPTH
The European Commission, with Regulations of 5 July 2017 no. 1203, amended the Community legislation governing food supplements and the provision for indications for the addition of vitamins and minerals and certain other substances in foods.

The Regulation will enter into force on 26 July 2017.

Provisions provided for in EU Regulation no. 2017/1203

The Rules in question allow the use of:
• organic silicon minerals (monomethylsilanetriol) and phosphoryl and calcium oligosaccharides in food supplements marketed as food;
• the phosphorous and calcium oligosaccharide mineral substance in foods.

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No added sugar cereal bar with inulin and oligo-fructose

In cereal-based bars the binding matrix, usually made up of sugars, is important for technical reasons, but nutritionally speaking delivers a lot of sugars.
Frutafit® inulin and Frutalose® oligofructose, as part of the binding syrup, deliver a number of important nutritional benefits to bars, and also contribute from a functional standpoint to shelf life and taste profile as described below

  • Reduced sugar: The use of Frutafit® inulin and Frutalose® oligofructose in stead of the sugars regularly used for binding properties result in no added sugar formulations
  • Prebiotic: The consumption of one no added sugar cereal bar per day provides the amount of inulin/oligofructose resulting in the prebiotic effect
  • Lower Glycemic Index: Contains Frutafit® inulin and Frutalose® oligofructose as non-digestible carbohydrates, helping to support a stable blood sugar level after consumption.
  • Balanced sweetness and crunchiness over time: product quality and sweetness are guaranteed by the addition of Frutafit® inulin and Frutalose® oligofructose.

Moreover cereal bar with inulin and oligofructose instead of sugar contributes to better blood glucose management, as it supports a lower rise in blood glucose response.

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