The difference between oligosaccharides and ordinary edible sugars
We can see more and more oligosaccharides on the market. For example, yogurt ingredients, bread baking, beverage additives, you can see its name. Why do they use oligosaccharides instead of regular sugar? What is the difference between oligosaccharides and regular sugar?
From a functional point of view:
All the edible sugars we see in life have two functions: To provide the necessary energy for the human body; Increase the sweetness of food.
Oligosaccharides are a functional sugar source, which not only has the sweetness of sugar, but also has richer functions: Promote efficient absorption of nutrients; Ensure gastrointestinal health; Adjuvant treatment of diseases in special populations.
Regular sugar belongs to additives, changes the properties, taste and appearance of food, and is a flavoring agent. Oligosaccharides are probiotics that help regulate the beneficial flora in the human intestine and are functional foods.
From the view of the intake mechanism:
After regular sugar enters the body, it will be completely absorbed by the body, and excessive intake will bring a burden to the body. Oligosaccharides are a kind of non-digestible sugars, not decomposed by gastric acid and stomach enzymes, have a certain sweetness, and basically do not increase blood sugar and blood lipids after human ingestion.
From the intake population:
Daily consumption of sugar due to the high rate of sugar absorption, diabetes, high blood sugar people, infants and young children should be avoided. The oligosaccharide chemical structure is complex and will not be absorbed by the body, and everyone can choose oligosaccharides to replace regular sugar.
In general, oligosaccharides are a healthier sugar, and the preparation and processing of various foods are choosing oligosaccharides, which not only ensure the flavor of food, but also promote gastrointestinal health and physical balance.
- Resistant Dextrin
Dioscorea Opposita Dietary Fiber
Wheat Dietary Fiber
Oat Dietary Fiber
- Fructo Oligosaccharide
- Malt Oligosaccharide