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New Research may explain some of the amla fruit’s legendary health benefits

New research may explain some of the amla fruit’s legendary health benefits In a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, scientists discuss how they demonstrated amla’s anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant properties in the lab   Researchers have long been fascinated by the amla fruit, or Indian gooseberry. This comes as no surprise, since amla […]

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FSSC22000 Certification

Taiyo’s Sunfiber® facility achieves FSSC22000 Certification

Taiyo’s Sunfiber® facility achieves FSSC22000 Certification Manufacturer of truly regulating soluble fiber is awarded the GFSI-recognized certification Taiyo’s Sunfiber® manufacturing facility in Aurangabad, India has achieved Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000 certification, recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), from Bureau Veritas Certification (BVC). “Taiyo’s successful FSSC Certification reaffirms its commitment to providing […]

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Taiyo publishes new book: Green Tea Polyphenols “Nutraceuticals of Modern Life”

Green Tea Polyphenols “Nutraceuticals of Modern Life” Lekh R. Juneja, Mahendra P. Kapoor, Tsutomu Okubo, Theertham P. Rao. May 21, 2013, CRC Press; ISBN: 9781439847886       An update to the original 1997 publication – Chemistry and Applications of Green Tea, Taiyo is pleased to offer the latest scientific information on the chemistry, metabolism […]

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Research suggests that Sunfiber may benefit children who have chronic abdominal pain or IBS

New research indicates that Sunfiber helps to relieve the symptoms of chronic abdominal pain (CAP) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in children. This is great news, especially since there is no prescription drug available to treat children for CAP. Parents will also appreciate that Sunfiber is child-friendly: Unlike some remedies that need to be disguised, […]

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Health Canada approves Sunfiber® as a dietary fiber source

Canadians can now enjoy a unique, truly regulating soluble fiber that helps reduce blood glucose levels after meals Health Canada has approved Taiyo’s ingredient, Sunfiber, for use as a dietary fiber source. The approval of this fiber source was based on clearly demonstrated safety and clinical evidence that the addition of Sunfiber (Partially Hydrolyzed Guar […]

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What is Sunfiber?

Sunfiber is a galactomannan based soluble dietary fiber made from hydrolyzed guar gum. It is a versatile powder that can be easily added to a wide variety of foods, beverages and supplements. Sunfiber does not impact the flavor, color, texture, or aroma of the products to which it is added. It offers an easy way […]

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 […]