Dietary fiber ingredient for calorie reduction + fiber fortification
MUSCATINE, Iowa (July 2022) – Grain Processing Corporation (GPC) was pleased to announce the introduction of FYBRIN™RS resistant starch at this year’s IFT Expo in Chicago. The new corn-based resistant starch is an inherently gluten-free dietary fiber ingredient with minimal calories. “At GPC we’ve always delivered consistently high-quality, functional ingredients to the food industry,” said Jimmy Kent, Senior Vice President of Sales. “The launch of FYBRIN RS is no different. Our customers can expect the same exceptional service and technical expertise they’ve come to rely on from us.”
When used in food formulations, FYBRIN™ RS can boost the nutritional value by increasing fiber while contributing fewer calories than other carbohydrates, supporting both “added fiber” and “lower calorie” label claims. “FYBRIN RS is particularly well-suited for use in pasta, tortilla, and baked good formulations,” said Kent. Recognized as dietary fiber by the FDA, FYBRIN™ RS will be labeled as “food starch-modified.”
With a bland flavor, low water holding capacity, and smooth mouthfeel, FYBRIN™ RS is easy to use in food and beverage formulations, potentially becoming invisible in finished products. While it contributes solids to formulations, FYBRIN™ RS does not add viscosity and mixes readily with other ingredients.
FYBRIN™ RS is a versatile ingredient that can be incorporated into a range of applications to increase the fiber content. Here are but a few:
- Baked goods
- Pizza crusts
As a resistant starch, FYBRIN™ RS is a prebiotic or nondigestible food ingredient that supports good gut health. Resistant starches pass through the upper digestive tract down to the large intestine where they are fermented and produce health-benefiting metabolites.
About Grain Processing Corporation
Grain Processing Corporation is a leading manufacturer of pure alcohol, maltodextrins, starches as well as co-products for the animal nutrition industry. With plants in Muscatine, Iowa, and Washington, Indiana, GPC ingredients are sold to customers for food products, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, personal care, beverage alcohol, and industrial starch applications. GPC is known for the highest-quality products in the markets it serves.
About Kent Corporation
Kent Corporation, headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa (USA), is a diversified, family-owned corporation with operating subsidiaries involved in corn wet milling, the production of animal feeds, and the manufacture of food and beverage products. Kent Corporation is led by third-generation family member, Gage A. Kent. The company serves customers across the world and employs approximately two thousand people.