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 usage level limited only by cGMP.
Sunfiber is an all-natural,soluble dietary fiber that has been clinically shown to help
lower glycemic index, improve mineral absorption and maintain digestive health.
Known as the “invisible fiber with visible benefits,” Sunfiber can be incorporated into
all foods or beverages to increase fiber content without affecting taste or texture. It also
exhibits excellent stability with respect to pH, heat and freeze/thaw conditions.
Sunfiber PHGG was previously deemed GRAS by an expert panel of independent and
qualified scientific professionals for use in a list of specified foods at limited usage
levels, but the “general food use” approval opens doors for unlimited food formulation
“The expanded GRAS status of Taiyo’s Sunfiber offers an advantage for manufactures
to create foods with mass-market appeal that address consumer health concerns,such
as increased fiber intake, improved digestive health, mineral absorption and a lower
glycemic index,” said Scott Smith, Vice President, Taiyo International, Inc.