Germany's Taiyo is launching a new 'functional cola' with added dietary fibre scientifically shown to help weight loss at this year's FiE.
New Sunfiber Cola is the first FODMAP friendly sugar-free cola to combine the flavour of cola with the satiating effect of fibre.
The fibre comes from the guar bean which has been shown to promote the balance of useful micro organisms such as Bifido bacteria and lactobacilli, and improves the bioavailability of mineral materials such as calcium and magnesium, and reduces bad LDL cholesterol.
As with the Sunfiber Orange concept introduced in 2018, the development partners are soft drink expert Sinalco International and sweetening specialists Sweethouse.
The natural ingredients manufacturer says its fibre has been scientifically proven to help with appetite control.
Taiyo also manufactures pure Sunfiber and a combination concept made of dietary fibre with curcumin called SunCurcumin which can be added to beverages and meals to give them a nutritional boost.
The company's tea extract Sunphenon TH30 product is a natural L-theanine variant for the European market. Because the synthetic form of L-theanine can only be sold outside the EU, Taiyo has now launched a natural L-theanine with the same effect. Taiyo extracts the amino acid L-theanine from the leaves of green tea.
Expanding its chia range, Taiyo has also launched a micro-fine ground chia protein of the highest purity, and concepts for ready-to-drink shakes based on water, milk or milk alternatives.