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Fructo-oligosaccharides as a sugar substitute | Sweet without sweeteners!

Sweet without sweeteners, how is that possible? We are happy to tell you! The latest Steviala syrups and sauces contain prebiotics called fructo-oligosaccharides. This makes us unique in Europe since 15/12/2021! Steviala uses these fibres to give a wonderfully natural and sweet taste to the sugar free syrups and sauces. Sweet without sweeteners!

Fructo-oligosaccharides as prebiotics

Fructo-oligosaccharides, FOS for short, are also known as prebiotics. These are fermentable dietary fibres that the body does not absorb into the blood. Prebiotics pass through our digestive system untouched until they reach the gut. As soon as the fructo-oligosaccharides end up in the intestines, they are only broken down by the intestinal bacteria. This promotes the growth and functioning of these healthy bacteria. This is in turn essential for healthy bowel movement. You can find Fructo-oligosaccharides in vegetables and fruits such as asparagus, artichokes, bananas, wheat and garlic.

You may know fructo-oligosaccharides as one of the best prebiotic sources. Our intestines ferment these fibres and produce short-chain fatty acids. Our body then converts these types of fats into fast usable energy. These fats also stimulate the production of new so-called parietal cells in the intestinal wall. In addition, short-fatty acids contribute to a better functioning immune system. You can find all the benefits of Fructo-oligosaccharides and other fermentable dietary fibres in the research of J.L Carlson et al (2018).

Suitable for diabetics, also low in carbohydrates

Consuming products containing fructo-oligosaccharides, therefore, has many positive health benefits, including the new Steviala sugar-free sauces. Your gut will thank you as soon as you pour the Heavenly Dark over your pancakes. Our new sugar-free products have no influence on the blood sugar level. After all, our body does not absorb the fibres into the blood. This makes the sugar-free sauces very suitable for people with diabetes. People who follow a sugar-free or low-carbohydrate lifestyle can also consume our sugar-free sauces. For example, the Heavenly Dark contains only 4.1 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams.