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Bringing prebiotics to the table.

A good gut leads to good health. 1 in 2 consumers worldwide say they usually choose foods that improve their digestion. And when speaking of digestive health, prebiotics are known to offer great benefits. BENEO’s chicory root fibres are such prebiotics and come with an abundance of scientific research to prove their prebiotic health claim. In fact, they are the only clinically proven plant-based prebiotics. Orafti® Inulin and Oligofructose support a healthy gut microbiota and selectively promote the growth of beneficial microorganisms, such as Bifidobacteria, in the gut.

When asking consumers about the role of digestive health, they see benefits in many parts of their lives: starting with overall health and even reaching into areas such as immunity and mental wellbeing. Therefore, it becomes clear that now is the time to emphasise the link between prebiotic fibres and the gut microbiome. The task at hand is to communicate more easily and freely to consumers about the importance of prebiotic fibres.

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Formulate prebiotic products with plant-based fibres.

Today, 2 in 5 shoppers find it appealing to find a “supports healthy gut flora” claim on food and beverages. Creating products with prebiotic fibres allows you to do so! With Orafti® Inulin and Oligofructose, you naturally nourish the good gut bacteria, supporting digestive health. Discover how our functional fibres work in different applications and get inspired for your next innovations.

Download the papers on solutions with prebiotic fibres.


Discover a cereal bar packed with benefits; reduced in sugar and enriched with prebiotic fibres. We did not forget to deliver on crunchy texture and sweet taste!


Prebiotic-fibres yoghurt

Let’s make fruit yoghurt even better! By replacing part of the sugar with prebiotic fibres, you create a recipe full of gut goodness.



Create an on-the-go, flavourful fibre gummy enriched with prebiotics. Convenient and healthy!



Shake your way to a healthy tummy! With this meal replacement drink, packed with prebiotic fibres.


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Prebiotics – the scientifically proven superfoods for holistic health.

Why their scientific uniqueness translates into  an improved diet for the consumer

The amount of human clinical research done over the last 25 years with the chicory root fibres is very impressive. For health claims to be approved by authorities worldwide, controlled trials (RCTs) are needed. Recently, researchers published the results of a deep dive into numerous RCTs which demonstrated the selective increase in the beneficial Bifidobacteria when 3 g chicory root fibre per day (or more) is eaten. This publication reinforces the scientific evidence that chicory root fibre is a prebiotic for gut microbiome, supporting digestive health and well-being.
Read this paper that shows the uniqueness of Orafti® Inulin and Oligofructose as proven plant-based prebiotics – ingredients that are scientifically proven to let consumers feel the health benefit of!

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Prebiotics improve our feeling of weelbeing

Chicory root fibres improve inner wellbeing and can truly make you feel better. The gut is where all the magic happens. By keeping this major organ happy and healthy, you support immunity and many other aspects of a healthy body and mind. In a human intervention study, questions about digestive comfort were asked. People that were given Orafti® Inulin indicated better satisfaction results than those on a placebo. Chicory root fibre intake appears to have led to a better feeling of wellbeing.

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Supply security and sustainability go hand in hand.

While increasing global capacity for our prebiotic chicory root fibres by 30%, we reduced specific energy consumption by 35% at the same time. This is thanks to an expansion of our production plant in Chile.

We upgraded existing processing equipment and invested in new technology, which reduces the energy required and ensures energy is used efficiently. This investment into new technology also allows for improved process continuation, as it means equipment can be cleaned without interruption of the overall process, which in turn results in further significant energy savings.

This all allows us to become an even more reliable partner in the supply of chicory root fibres. Firstly we can offer a greater capacity. Secondly we are working on more and more research that proves the benefits of these prebiotic fibres.

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Prebiotic fibres webinar

Gut microbiota support with prebiotics.

A good gut health can support many factors ranging from physical to mental health. Our experts explain why prebiotics are of high importance for the gut microbiome and how to connect with the different consumer segments with these benefits. The webinar is now available on demand; register and watch in a few clicks.

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Organic range for clean labels.

Organic range for clean label from BENEO

Nearly 1 in 2 Europeans and 1 in 3 North-Americans believe certified organic labels are important. By creating products with an organic label, you speak directly to these conscious consumers. The fibre range, Orafti® Organic, offers the same benefits and features as conventional Orafti® Inulin and Oligofructose.

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In-depth information about prebiotic fibres.

BENEO paper on "Feel good coffee" -  inner wellbeing with Orafti® Inulin

Paper: Feel good coffee: inner wellbeing with Orafti® Inulin.

Health & wellness trend triggers innovation in the coffee segment. BENEO offers your coffee a dash of inner happiness thanks to our prebiotic fibres.


Feel-good muffins with prebiotic fibre

Paper: Feel-good muffins with prebiotic fibres.

Muffins can be part of a balanced diet. With Orafti® Inulin, this recipe contributes to digestive health.


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