Willows will be offering various prebiotic variants of FOS, GOS and inulin over 2021. As a prebiotic they stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria in the lower digestive tract associated with improved bowel, gut and overall immune health. They are all dietary fibres, low in calories and have low glycemic indexes.
Introducing 3 variants of FOS
FOS is a naturally sweet prebiotic derived from cane sugar
Perfect for companies looking for sugar and calorie reduction. FOS is a source of fibre, contributes to improved gut health and has a synergistic effect with sweeteners to mask off notes.
Willows is one of only a few distributors of short chain FOS which is 5-10% more naturally sweet than long chain FOS supplied by much of the industry. Wide range of applications including dairy, beverages, bakery, confectionery, cereals, nutribars, sports nutrition.
Introducing 2 variants of GOS
GOS is a prebiotic made from the fermentation of lactose
It selectively enhances the beneficial microbiota in the gut especially Bifidobacteria and mimics human milk oligosaccharides (HMO’s). GOS improves immunity, nutrient absorption, lipid transport and overall digestive and bowel health in infants.
Willows as one of only a few suppliers able to offer high GOS concentration in both its powder and liquid forms leading to a superior prebiotic effect. GOS is well positioned to aid in infant nutrition and in general bowel and gut health for adults.
Introducing 1 variant of inulin
Inulin is derived from the chicory root
As well as being a dietary fibre and prebiotic inulin can be used as a fat and sugar replacement. Inulin is naturally sweet and in the presence of water forms a gel which gives rise to a fat-like, creamy mouthfeel.
Willows will soon be able to offer a range in particle sizes and inulin concentrations. Wide range of applications such as protein bars, cereal bars, drinks, sports nutrition, baked goods, desserts, yoghurt and milk products.