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What is Guar Gum?

Guar gum is a water soluble carbohydrate derived from the guar plant seed. It is used throughout the food industry for its superior thickening, gelling, emulsifying, and stabilizing properties as a result of its high viscosity.

What does Hydrolyzed mean?

Hydrolyzation is a controlled natural enzymatic process that breaks guar gum down into smaller units, greatly decreasing its viscosity and allowing the particles to dissolve more readily, while maintaining the original fiber content.

Is Sunfiber a Prebiotic?

Sunfiber is a Prebiotic fiber that is unique in comparison to other non galactomannan based fibers. A prebiotic fiber is one that produces “short chain fatty acids” (SCFA) in the gut via a fermentation process. The rate of production of SCFAs is very important. If fermentation occurs rapidly (as is the case with Inulin and […]

What are Short Chain Fatty Acids?

There are basically three main types of SCFA. They are Acetates, Propionates, and Butyrates. Of the three types, the acetates and propionates are beneficial, but they tend to transfer through the walls of the intestine and get metabolized in muscle or liver. Only the Butyrates remain in the digestive system and act as a food/energy […]

It is known that fiber can help with constipation, but can it improve diarrhea?

Typically not, however, with Sunfiber there is a true regulating effect helping with both constipation and diarrhea. Sunfiber binds excess water and tends to add more bulk to the stool. Sunfiber also has a prebiotic effect that helps to improve the sta…

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Is Sunfiber Safe?

As per the GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) determination, Sunfiber is safe for addition to conventional foods and supplements at a level limited only by cGMP.

Taiyo Expands GRAS Status of Sunfiber® PHGG (Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum)

Taiyo has announced that it has expanded the GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status of its Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum (PHGG) through an independent panel of scientific experts. The expansion gives food and beverage manufacturers the freedom to add this beneficial ingredient, marketed as Sunfiber®, to an even broader variety of consumer-friendly foods at a […]

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Sunfiber® Facility Achieves “Superior” AIB Rating

April 13, 2005, Minneapolis – Taiyo announced today that its Sunfiber® manufacturing facility has received a “Superior” rating from the American Institute of Baking (AIB), the baking industry’s leading food safety auditor. A superior rating is the highest possible classification assigned by the AIB. “Our Superior AIB score demonstrates Taiyo’s commitment to providing the highest […]