Sunfiber

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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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