Functional Foods with Larch Arabinogalactan + 20% Dihydroquercetin
The food applications of larch arabinogalactan are numerous. It can be used as an emulsifier, humectant, processing aid, as well as stabilizer. Studies show that in baked goods the addition of larch arabinogalactan enhances mouth feel and texture, improves moisture retention, and improves their shelf life by up to ten percent. In confectionery foods, larch arabinogalactan aids in flavor as well as oil and water retention. Larch arabinogalactan also has been used to increase the stability of oils that are often sensitive to degradation. Larch arabinogalactan can be exposed to high heats and can withstand the rigors of manipulation processes that prepared foods go through. As larch arabinogalactan has a very low viscosity therefore it has no negative impact on mouth feel. This fiber offers many options to food formulators as it provides and added value to both producers and consumers while having very little sensory impact on new and existing products.
Larch arabinogalactan is easily incorporated into meal replacements or sports or so-called bars . It helps to keep the bars moist and chewy over time as it adds its water binding properties. As larch arabinogalactan neutral sensory profile and low gas forming properties, a significant amount can be incorporated into these types of nutrition bars. Additionally, since larch arabinogalactan has little or no effect on insulin response it is ideal for diabetics or individuals following low carb diets.
The combination of the dietary prebiotic fiber larch arabinogalactan and the powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of dihydroquercetin can help the body defend against many of the daily challenges of modern life.
The addition of our larch arabinogalactan to functional food formulations is especially significant as it is fortified with 20% dihydroquercetin, thus giving functional foods with our larch arabinogalactan a threefold advantage. It adds the amazing properties of larch arabinogalactan as well as dihydroquercetin, as well as the extended shelf life that dihydroquercetin provides.