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Orafti® Inulin from natural sources

Inulin-type fructans occur naturally in a great number of plants and vegetables; of which the chicory root is a particularly rich source.
Orafti® Inulin is extracted from this chicory root, making it of 100% vegetable origin. After the extraction process, it is further purified in order for our products to meet even the highest quality requirements, such as those for infant nutrition.

Orafti® Inulin works very well in:

  • Baked goods
  • Baby food
  • Beverages
  • Breakfast cereals & cereal bars
  • Candy
  • Chocolate
  • Dairy alternatives
  • Dairy products
  • Dry mixes
  • Fillings
  • Frozen desserts
  • Fruit preparations
  • Meat products
  • Soups & sauces
  • Table spreads
Dairy dessert with Inulin

Fibre in, fat out.

Orafti® Inulin is an ideal fat replacer and allows an easy incorporation in moist or semi-moist food categories.
Our fructans can create a creamy structure with a similar mouthfeel experience as fat. This enables developers to replace part of the fat in their products with Orafti® Inulin.
Perfectly suited for low-fat products, in which it can:
- improve body and mouthfeel combined with an excellent flavour release,
- reduce the caloric value of products without compromising on taste and texture.
Orafti® Inulin also improves the stability of dairy mousses and foams.

Easy Implementation.

Orafti® Inulin is a soluble fibre which allows easy processing without adapting or changing production processes. Our range offers a unique solution whenever high dosages of fibre are needed while having to cope with limited water availability.

The BENEO Inulin range.

Orafti® Inulin can be categorised into three main product groups: standard Inulin, long chain Inulin and Oligofructose-enriched Inulin.
We offer several ingredient types with different levels of solubility, sweetness and fibre content. Our experts are happy to help you identify the ideal solution for your specific application requirements.

Sweetness level Descriptor
Standard Inulin
Orafti® GR~92%10%Granulated Inulin powder, average DP ≥ 10
Orafti® ST-Gel~92%10%Inulin powder for high dispersibility (instant), 
average DP ≥ 10
Orafti® HSI~88%30%High soluble Inulin powder
Long chain Inulin
Orafti® FTX~98%0%Texturizing Inulin powder for fat replacement at high processing temperatures
Orafti® HP~100%0%High performance Inulin powder for fat replacement at low processing temperatures, average DP ≥ 23
Orafti® HPX~100%0%High performance Inulin powder for fat replacement at high processing temperatures, average DP ≥ 23
Oligofructose-enriched Inulin
Orafti®Synergy1~92%N / ADedicated combination of longer and shorter chain inulin to achieve specific physiological effects
DP: Degree of polymerisation
Sweetness : % compared to sucrose
Above values are indicative and may vary per specific application and process.

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Only with BENEO,
stake your claim on digestive health!

BENEO EFSA Digestive Health Claim
Customers working with Orafti® Inulin can launch products with a new health claim on pack: "promotes digestive health".
Only with BENEO, stake your claim on digestive health!
The official wording of this 13.5 health claim "chicory inulin contributes to normal bowel function by increasing stool frequency" was published by the European Commission and went into force on the 1st of January. As it was based on proprietary scientific research from BENEO, it gives new opportunities just for those product innovations using Orafti® Inulin. Ultimately with the goal to give consumers the benefit of a healthy and balanced digestive system.
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