Inulin and fructooligosaccharides are the first batch of prebiotics recognized by the Chinese Nutrition Society, the largest professional nutrition institution in China. This consensus includes baileyou's functional fiber extracted from chicory root. The Chinese Nutrition Society has previously released the "expert consensus on prebiotics and health of Chinese Nutrition Society", which clearly defines and classifies prebiotics.
According to the "expert consensus" of the Chinese Nutrition Society, prebiotics are defined as "food ingredients that can not be digested and absorbed by human body, but can be selectively utilized by human microorganisms, which can improve the composition and / or activity of intestinal microorganisms and thus benefit human health". The consensus points out that there are three kinds of prebiotics with high level of evidence, including fructooligosaccharides, inulin and galactooligosaccharides. Among the three components, fructooligosaccharide and inulin are extracted from chicory root with hot water, which are the only two recognized plant prebiotics.
This consensus is of great significance to clarify the scientifically recognized definition and standard of prebiotics. It provides a scientific basis for food manufacturers to develop products containing prebiotics, and also provides support for ingredient manufacturers to classify their products as prebiotics. In addition, consumers, nutritionists and clinicians can also benefit from this scientifically evaluated list of prebiotics to make more informed purchasing decisions and suggestions for food.
This is particularly important in the Chinese market. According to the healthy China 2030 program, China will promote the healthy lifestyle of the whole people, the quality of health services and the level of health insurance, and ensure the prosperity and development of the health industry. Therefore, the continuous improvement of people's health level is one of the goals to be achieved. At the same time, according to a digestive health survey conducted for Chinese consumers, 94% of consumers who have heard of prebiotics say that prebiotics have a certain impact on their purchasing behavior, and nearly half of consumers will associate prebiotics with digestive system health. The survey also found that about a quarter of Chinese consumers tend to buy food and beverage products containing prebiotics.
Anke sentko, vice president of baileyou regulatory affairs and nutrition communication, said: "the expert consensus on prebiotics and health of Chinese Nutrition Society formulated and released by Chinese Nutrition Society has taken an important step in clarifying the definition and classification standard of prebiotic ingredients. We are very glad that inulin and fructooligosaccharides have successfully passed the evaluation of Chinese Nutrition Society and become recognized prebiotics. It also gives food and beverage manufacturers a better choice of proven ingredients, including baileyou's chicory root fiber. "
The consensus on inulin and fructooligosaccharides of the Chinese Nutrition Society was initiated by a local expert group under its newly established branch of probiotics, prebiotics and health. According to the expert consensus issued by the International Association of probiotics and prebiotics Science (ISAPP), inulin and fructooligosaccharides are also among the few internationally recognized and accepted prebiotics.
The root fiber of probiotics chicory is an important nutritional component in people's diet. Although all dietary fiber can not be digested, prebiotic fiber has different ways of action in the gut, and its fermentation can promote the selective increase of beneficial microbiota, thus having a positive impact on human health.