June 01, 2015 08:30 ET

BENEO Boosts Performance and Inner Wellbeing, Naturally

Natural Formulation Options for Next Generation Energy Management and Digestive Health to Be Featured in Booth #709

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ--(Marketwired - Jun 1, 2015) - At this year's IFT Food Expo BENEO, a leading manufacturer of functional ingredients, will be showcasing opportunities for energy management with the next generation sugar Palatinose™ as well as digestive health options aided by the chicory root fibers Orafti® Inulin and Oligofructose, all of which are naturally derived and non-GMO. From July 11-14 in booth #709 BENEO's technical and nutritional experts will be available to discuss new product opportunities. Visitors will also be able to sample tasty and healthy products that include BENEO's functional ingredients. 

"A recent consumer survey commissioned by BENEO showed that 65 percent of the respondents in the U.S. consider natural products as "better." In addition, 47 percent said they are actively seeking products that are "natural." This underlines the need to provide food and beverage alternatives derived from natural ingredients. We strongly believe that BENEO's non-GMO array of naturally-derived ingredients makes the difference as they deliver the added healthy benefits consumers are demanding," said Dominic Speleers, Member of the Executive Board at BENEO. 

Due to constantly growing busy and hectic lifestyles, consumers are seeking nutrition that helps them to keep going through the day. In contrast to commonly known and consumed ingredients like caffeine or guarana that only provide "energy" by manipulating our central nervous system, the unique next generation sugar Palatinose gives the essential energy that keeps all body and brain cells naturally running: glucose. In addition, Palatinose promotes enhanced fat oxidation during physical activity and saves carbohydrate reserves that help maintain energy levels during the day.

Digestive health is also high on the list of U.S. consumer priorities with 61 percent concerned about maintaining digestive health and 43 percent actively looking for products that contain natural ingredients that support that goal. BENEO's prebiotic chicory root fibers belong to the most researched prebiotics worldwide. Orafti Inulin and Oligofructose selectively stimulate the growth of bifidus bacteria -- the good bacteria -- within the human digestive system. The growth of good bacteria in the intestinal tract inhibits the development of a number of harmful strains, ensuring better digestive health, leading to an overall wellbeing. Research has also shown that Orafti Oligofructose increases satiety and thus can be used in products designed to manage appetite. 

Additionally, consumers are regarding gluten-free solutions as a way to enhance general well-being and even as improvement for digestive health. During IFT 2015 BENEO will also be showcasing technical samples with its specialty rice ingredients which are gluten-free, non-GMO, natural and clean label.

"By focusing on ways to deliver natural ingredients that provide well-being, BENEO is supporting manufacturers to successfully meet the ever-growing consumer demands for healthier food. Our uniqueness comes from the fact that the benefits of our ingredients are supported by independent and published scientific research. These benefits can be leveraged to support viable clean label marketing concepts, while also offering great taste and texture," Dominic Speleers continued. 


BENEO offers functional ingredients derived from chicory roots, beet sugar, rice and wheat. BENEO is the ideal partner to help improve a product in its nutritional and technological characteristics. Key nutritional benefits are 'less fat', 'less sugar', 'less calories', 'added fiber', 'gluten-free' and dairy alternatives as well as energy management, digestive, bone and dental health. Key technological benefits focus on taste and texture improvements. Through a unique chain of expertise, including the BENEO-Institute that provides decisive insights into nutrition science and legislation, and the BENEO-Technology Center that consults in application technology, BENEO actively supports customers in the development of more balanced and healthy food products.

BENEO is a division of the Südzucker Group, employs almost 900 people and has production units in Belgium, Chile, Germany and Italy.

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    To arrange an interview at booth 709 with one of our BENEO experts at IFT, please contact the BENEO Press Office:
    Valerie Harding
    Ripple Effect Communications
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