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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.

When it comes to green tea extracts, purity and compliance matters!

Green tea offers health benefits for just about every system of the body. But did you know that green tea may also absorb impurities from its environment? If you take a green tea supplement to support your health, you don’t want it to also introduce toxins into your body. It’s super important to choose your […]

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Matcha Chiffon Cake

Ingredients4 oz. (115 g) cake flour (low-gluten)2 tsp. baking powder1/3 tsp. salt 2 tsp. matcha 1/4 cup + 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp. sugar 3 egg yolks 4 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1/3 cup water 4 egg whites 1 cup fresh cream, whipped Method Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and matcha. Add 1/4 cup […]

Matcha Cream Cheese

Ingredients 4 oz. (120 g) cream cheese 1/2 tsp. matcha + 1 tsp hot water Method Take the cream cheese out of the refrigerator 20 minutes before use to let it soften.  Mash with a fork until smooth. Mix the matcha and hot water and stir briskly until the paste becomes smooth. Add to the […]

Do you know what is in your tea?

Green tea, widely esteemed for containing a myriad of body-boosting compounds, is now being scrutinized for containing potentially hazardous pesticides. Manufacturers the world over must now prepare for a fallout as more sensitive testing available to countries everywhere – including the U.S. – will make it nearly impossible for green tea products with residues of […]

Taiyo and Blue California Announce Settlement of False Advertising Lawsuit

March 28, 2012 – Taiyo International, Inc. and Blue California announced today that the parties have settled all claims and counterclaims in a false advertising lawsuit. Taiyo is a supplier of nutritional food products based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Blue California is a manufacturer of botanical extracts and specialty ingredients located in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. […]

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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 […]