The awareness of the health benefits of dietary fibre is increasing with diet-conscious consumers, resulting in their use in a wide range of functional food and beverages.

Hawkins Watts has a range of fibre options available:

  • Gum Acacia is a natural, soluble fibre with a low viscosity and excellent pH and temperature stability.
  • Fibersol®-2, digestion resistant maltodextrin, is a low viscosity, soluble fibre.
  • Insoluble fibres include the Herbacel  range of Citrus, Apple, Pea and Oat fibres, and Herbstreith & Fox Pectins.
  • Prebiotic fibres including Fibregum.

Some of the benefits of fibre include:

  • Helps to support or maintain intestinal regularity
  • High satiating effect
  • Cholesterol-lowering potential
  • Helps to reduce peak postprandial blood glucose and insulin levels
  • Certain types of fibre, such as citrus fibre, can help to improve texture